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|Sunrise 5:57AM||Sunset 8:53PM||Friday July 10, 2020 1:49 AM EDT (05:49 UTC)||Moonrise 11:27PM||Moonset 10:20AM||Illumination 77%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 128 AM EDT Fri Jul 10 2020
SYNOPSIS. Hot and humid weather with afternoon and evening scattered thunderstorms will continue through Friday. A cold front will increase rain chance for the weekend, but will cool temperature back to seasonable levels. Another stretch of heat and humidity return next week.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/. Remnant instability across the area will keep a few more showers and thunderstorms across the area tonight. These will dissipate by 06Z with the loss of any available instability. Clearing in the far western and eastern parts of the CWA will result in fog development tonight. This will also result in dewpoints around the 70 degree mark.
Heading into the day tomorrow, a shortwave trough will move across the Midwest and into the Great Lakes as it drags a cold front through the region. Models suggest convection firing ahead of the front into OH and western PA by 18Z. A forcing mechanism and some 2500 J/KG MU CAPE according to the GFS Model soundings will make for another day of afternoon convection, possibly even stronger than the day before. With alot of places seeing some heavy rainfall, the 1.70 PWATs for tomorrow will also make for isolated flooding, especially where locations have already received rain from the day before. Highs getting into the 90s again maybe squelched by the early showers and storms expected ahead of the front.
SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/. Further encroachment of the aforementioned trough will support higher precipitation probabilities on Friday in continued warmth and humidity. Scattered thunderstorms are expected during the afternoon, becoming widespread Friday evening as the trough axis treks across the region. BUFKIT forecast soundings suggest a deep warm cloud layer over 10,000ft, precipitable water values over 1.70 inches, and the presence of a low level jet should support efficient rainfall rates during this relatively short timeframe. Though widespread flooding is not a concern due to progressive shortwave movement, precipitation should provide a welcome reprieve from the relatively dry and hot stretch of weather.
Further escalation of precipitation chances is expected again Saturday with a crossing cold front. Upper troughing with clouds and rain chance will keep temperature around the calculated- normals for the weekend.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. Ern CONUS upr troughing will maintain seasonable temperature with convective weather through Monday. Ridging is indicated thereafter in response to troughing over the nwrn CONUS/wrn Canada. Precip. probs will thus drop and temperature will rise with 90s expected once again by mid week.
AVIATION /05Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. VFR is expected for most ports through this afternoon ahead of an approaching shortwave trough. The exception will be some early morning MVFR to IFR patchy fog, especially where tstms occurred late Thu aftn/eve including PIT. A CU filed should develop by late morning, with shower and thunderstorm potential increasing by mid to late aftn as the trough crosses the Upper Ohio Valley region. Handled the tstm potential with VCTS, and a prob30 for the most likely time of occurrence.
The tstms should taper off through the evening as instability wanes, though a few showers are still possible as the trough completes its passage.
Outlook. Periodic restriction and shra/tstm potential is expected through Mon, especially during the aftn/eve, as a series of troughs cross the region.
CLIMATE. Based on the 30-year climatological average, here is the "normal" number of 90-degree days per year at each of the local climatic sites:
Pittsburgh: 6.9 days Morgantown: 8.0 days Wheeling: 5.0 days Zanesville: 10.0 days Dubois: 1.0 day
90+F temperatures are still forecast through Friday. Here is a summary of the most-recent 90+F stretches at each site:
Pittsburgh (7/3-7/10/2020): prior 8-day stretch ended 8/20/1995 Morgantown (7/2-7/10/2020): prior 9-day stretch ended 8/4/1995 Wheeling (7/4-7/10/2020): prior 7-day stretch ended 7/27/2016 Zanesville (7/4-7/10/2020): prior 7-day stretch ended 7/8/2012 Dubois (7/5-7/10/2020): would be longest 90F stretch at DUJ.
Dubois most recently had a 5-day stretch of 90F days ending 7/23/2011. Dubois also is the site with the greatest potential variability in the forecast maximum during this forecast period, and therefore the most likely not to reach 90F on any given day.
PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. OH . None. PA . None. WV . None.
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|Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport, PA||9 mi||59 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||71°F||69°F||94%||1013.3 hPa|
|Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA||10 mi||57 min||SSE 3||8.00 mi||Fair||76°F||70°F||82%||1013.2 hPa|
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