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|Sunrise 6:31AM||Sunset 8:32PM||Friday August 7, 2020 9:20 AM EDT (13:20 UTC)||Moonrise 9:59PM||Moonset 9:17AM||Illumination 87%|
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Area Discussion for - Charleston WV  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS61 KRLX 071046 AFDRLX
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Charleston WV 646 AM EDT Fri Aug 7 2020
SYNOPSIS. Shortwave trough moves through the area on Friday. High pressure during the weekend shifts east by next work week. Becoming rather humid by the middle of next week.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 410 AM Friday .
In the upper levels, a shortwave trough will continue to slide eastward across the area during the day and is expected to exit overnight. Models indicate stronger vorticity values accompanying the passage of the trough axis which will enhance the probability of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. For the most part, shower and storm activity should occur within the mountains where instability will be most favorable. During the night, drier air is expected to enter the area as high pressure builds in behind the trough.
Today, high temperatures are expected to reach low to mid 80s in the lowlands and upper 60s to upper 70s in the higher elevations. Lows should be in the 60s across the lowlands and upper 50s to low 60s in the mountains.
SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 233 AM Friday .
Drier air aloft spreads across the region over the weekend, resulting in rather quiet weather nearly areawide. Exception will be across the higher mountains where enough moisture converge may occur to eek out an isolated diurnally driven shower or storm. Drier atmospheric profile along with slight increase in height fields should result in pretty good diurnal temp swings both weekend days. Guidance suites have trended slower with Monday's possible upper level wx disturbance with the vast majority of the day and area now prog to remain dry (and hot).
LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 239 AM Friday .
Convective chances may return Monday night as the aforementioned disturbance advects across. However, the 00z ECMWF is much farther north with the disturbance (and keeps us dry) while the CMC and GFS are farther south and develop convection with the increase in DPVA. For now, will carry low to mid range chance POPs for Monday night, although future forecast packages may need to lower POPs further.
More humid feeling conditions then kick in Tuesday, and especially by Wed/Thurs, along with better diurnally driven convective chances. Hot afternoon conditions will be tempered somewhat during the second half of the work week due to greater convection induced cloud cover and associated precip.
AVIATION /12Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 645 AM Friday .
Fog is still present at EKN this morning but should begin to dissipate within the next couple of hours which will allow CIGs/VIS to improve to VFR. Conditions should also improve at CKB as showers move away from the TAF site.
While showers and storms are possible during the morning, the greatest chances will be during the afternoon and evening. Since storms/showers are most likely in and just west of the mountains, have included VCTS for the afternoon at all except HTS and PKB.
VFR should generally last through the majority of the day, though periods of reduced conditions will be possible during showers and storms. Reduced conditions are also possible tonight as fog may once again develop.
Outside of any storms, Winds should be light and variable through the period.
FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 12Z SATURDAY . FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Medium.
ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing and extent of storms this afternoon may vary. Timing of fog may vary overnight.
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 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 EDT 1HRLY 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 CRW CONSISTENCY L L L 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 M M H H H H H H H H H H EKN CONSISTENCY L L L M L M H H H H H H PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H CKB CONSISTENCY M M L H H H H H H H H H
AFTER 12Z SATURDAY . Overnight river valley fog may lead to IFR conditions this weekend into early next week.
RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WV . None. OH . None. KY . None. VA . None.
SYNOPSIS . RH/JLB NEAR TERM . JLB SHORT TERM . RH LONG TERM . RH AVIATION . JLB
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|Point Pleasant, Mason County Airport, WV||12 mi||25 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||70°F||64°F||83%||1020.3 hPa|
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