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|Sunrise 6:43AM||Sunset 8:23PM||Thursday August 13, 2020 2:01 PM EDT (18:01 UTC)||Moonrise 12:22AM||Moonset 3:05PM||Illumination 27%|
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FXUS61 KRLX 131710 AFDRLX
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Charleston WV 110 PM EDT Thu Aug 13 2020
SYNOPSIS. A weak frontal boundary will remain stalled over the region through the rest of the work week. Weather remains unsettled through the upcoming weekend. Cold front Monday.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 1003 AM Thursday .
Temperatures have been trending a bit cooler this morning for areas around the Tygart Valley as low stratus has only been slowly eroding and so made some adjustments to hourly temperatures there. Also, decreased sky cover for areas west of the mountains as latest satellite trends shows more clearing for now before diurnal cu field increases later this afternoon.
As of 510 AM Thursday .
Minor update to expand valley fog and redo T/Td curves. Forecast remains on track overall.
As of 315 AM Thursday .
A frontal boundary will remain stalled over northern West Virginia and southern Ohio today. Today will be similar to yesterday in that the greatest chances of afternoon/evening convection will lie in the higher elevations. However, more portions of the West Virginia lowlands/tri-state area could see at least some isolated cells later this afternoon as a weak mid-level wave crosses into the Middle Ohio Valley.
Ingredients for downpours and possibly isolated flooding remain in place, particularly in the mountains. In this area, PWAT values of 1.6 to 1.8 inches, weak steering flow, and warm-cloud depths of about 11K feet suggest more efficient rainfall- producing storms. Think that the flooding threat is still isolated enough to hold off on a Flash Flood Watch, but will maintain the flood threat in the HWO. It will also be another warm and humid afternoon with highs on Thursday near 90 across the lowlands and mid 60s and in the 70s to near 80 in the higher elevations.
SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/. As of 315 AM Thursday .
The previously mentioned shortwave trough deepens a bit and crawls eastward into this weekend, with increasing chances of showers and thunderstorms. The most widespread rain is expected Saturday with the approach and passage of the mid-level trough axis. With continued high moisture and weak flow, slow-moving downpours will continue to be a threat, particularly during the afternoon and evening when instability is the highest. However, any severe threat will be muted by the abundant cloud cover as well as the lack of shear or appreciable dry air aloft. Warm and humid conditions will continue Friday, with temperatures held a bit more in check on Saturday due to more widespread rain.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 315 AM Thursday .
The shortwave finally departs by Sunday, but warmth, humidity, and rain chances linger until a cold front passes on Monday. Behind this front, longwave heights remain relatively suppressed across the Great Lakes and northeast CONUS into the middle of next week. Sprawling high pressure builds into the region for Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to dry weather and lower humidity.
AVIATION /18Z THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 108 PM Thursday .
High pressure to the north of the area should maintain mainly VFR conditions across the region through the remainder of the afternoon. However, there may be brief periods of IFR/MVFR restrictions as a stalled frontal boundary over the area should provide enough focus for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Greatest chance for thunderstorm activity is expected to be across the mountains and less of a chance across the lower elevations.
Any precipitation across the area should dissipate tonight with the loss of daytime heating. However, light to calm winds and moisture in the low levels of the atmosphere should support the development of fog and/or low stratus overnight. An extended period of IFR or even LIFR conditions will be possible where fog and/or stratus develops. Otherwise, any fog across the area should lift by around 13Z on Friday and VFR conditions should then return to most of the area. However, MVFR stratus may linger throughout most of the morning across the mountains. In addition, an upper level disturbance will approach the area tomorrow with another round of showers and thunderstorms and possible further restrictions by the end of the TAF period.
FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z FRIDAY . FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Medium.
ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing, duration, and extent of fog overnight may vary from forecast.
EXPERIMENTAL TABLE OF FLIGHT CATEGORY OBJECTIVELY SHOWS CONSISTENCY OF WFO FORECAST TO AVAILABLE MODEL INFORMATION: H = HIGH: TAF CONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. M = MEDIUM: TAF HAS VARYING LEVEL OF CONSISTENCY WITH MODELS. L = LOW: TAF INCONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL.
UTC 1HRLY 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 EDT 1HRLY 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 CRW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H
AFTER 18Z FRIDAY . Brief IFR in showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Another round of showers and thunderstorms will then be possible on Saturday with additional brief IFR restrictions.
RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WV . None. OH . None. KY . None. VA . None.
SYNOPSIS . CL NEAR TERM . CL/RG SHORT TERM . CL LONG TERM . CL AVIATION . RG
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