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National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
311 AM EDT Tue Mar 19 2019


.SHORT TERM /Today through Wednesday/...

An exiting short wave will slowly pull the cirrus deck away from the
CWA leaving a mostly sunny day today. Temperatures will remain below
normal today as a ridge of high pressure continues over the CWA. A
zonal flow will continue over the region through Wednesday. Another
weak short wave will move into the Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys
Wednesday. Clouds will increase across the CWA in advance of this
short wave late Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures on Wednesday still
expected to be a few degrees below normal.

Temperatures tonight will drop to or just below 32 across the
mountains. Will wait until the current Freeze Warning expires before
issuing a new Freeze Warning for tonight.

17


.LONG TERM /Wednesday Night through Monday/...

Still no significant changes to the overall trends through the
Extended Forecast period. Mainly dry with temperatures near or
slightly below seasonal normals through work week. Mid-week clipper-
like system may wring out some precipitation over the far north late
Wednesday night/early Thursday. Not a lot of moisture available with
this system with model Ph2o values .50-.75 and dropping as the
system swings through. Warming temperatures expected by the end of
the week and through the weekend. Upper flow pattern becomes more
amplified and progressive with precipitation chances returning by
late Sunday through Tuesday.

20


&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

Dry high pressure will continue over the region through Wednesday.
Humidities this afternoon will drop to 20 to 25 percent over all of
north and central Georgia this afternoon. Therefore, a Fire Danger
Statement will be issued for today. Slightly higher dewpoints on
Wednesday will yield humidities in the 25 to 30 percent range. This
will need to be monitored in the event dewpoints do not rise as
expected.

17

&&


.AVIATION...
06Z Update...
VFR conditions through the forecast. Cirrus will continue through
most of today, becoming mostly clear tonight. Winds will be
northeast to east. There could be a few gusts this morning to 15
to 20kts.

//ATL Confidence...06Z Update...
High confidence.

17

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Athens 60 34 61 41 / 0 0 0 5
Atlanta 59 37 61 44 / 0 0 0 5
Blairsville 56 31 59 38 / 0 0 5 10
Cartersville 60 35 62 41 / 0 0 5 10
Columbus 62 40 67 43 / 0 0 0 5
Gainesville 56 36 60 41 / 0 0 0 10
Macon 63 35 64 40 / 0 0 0 0
Rome 60 32 62 41 / 0 0 5 20
Peachtree City 61 34 62 41 / 0 0 0 5
Vidalia 63 41 64 43 / 0 0 0 5

&&

.FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Freeze Warning until 10 AM EDT this morning for the following
zones: Bartow...Catoosa...Chattooga...Cherokee...Dade...Dawson...
Fannin...Floyd...Gilmer...Gordon...Haralson...Lumpkin...Murray...
Paulding...Pickens...Polk...Towns...Union...Walker...White...
Whitfield.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...17
LONG TERM....20
AVIATION...17
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