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FXUS62 KRAH 171120
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
620 AM EST Sat Nov 17 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will remain over the Mid Atlantic through the weekend.
A cold front will approach the region early next week.

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.NEAR TERM /TODAY AND TONIGHT/...
As of 355 AM Saturday...

Current satellite shows clear skies and sfc obs show cold temps with
readings falling through the lower to mid 30s. Look for fair
weather to continue today and tonight with high pressure and dry
airmass over the region. Highs today ranging from upper 50s north to
lower/mid 60s south. Lows tonight 35 to 40.

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.SHORT TERM /SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT/...
As of 355 am Saturday...

High pressure and fair weather will continue through Sunday night,
however we will begin to see clouds increase as the sfc cold front
and upper trough over the Ohio Valley gradually pushes eastward.
Also noted an inverted trough and it's assoc moisture just offshore,
that may spread some lower clouds across our far eastern zones
beginning late Sunday night. Highs Sunday a few deg either side of
60, and lows Sunday night from the upper 30s NW to mid 40s SE.

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.LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
As of 400 AM Friday...

A break from the rain will continue into the upcoming week.
Temperatures will remain mild on Monday in advance of a weak
generally dry cold, which is expected to cross the area on Monday
night. Highs on Monday are expected to be in the 60s, with lows
Monday night in the 40s.

Cooler/below normal temps are expected for the remainder of the week
as surface high pressure crosses the region/extends into the area.
This will result in dry conditions, outside of a small chance for
rain near the end of the period with a potential southern stream
system (though confidence remains low with regard to if we will see
any rain across central NC by Friday evening). Expect highs
generally in the 50s (with maybe even a few upper 40s on Wednesday),
with lows generally in the 30s.

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.AVIATION /12Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
As of 620 AM Saturday...

Through 12z Sunday: VFR conditions and light winds with high
pressure overhead.

After 12Z Sunday: VFR conditions will continue through most of the
period.

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.RAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.

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SYNOPSIS...np
NEAR TERM...np
SHORT TERM...np
LONG TERM...BSD
AVIATION...np
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