548  
FXUS62 KFFC 222352  
AFDFFC  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA  
652 PM EST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
   
..NEW 00Z AVIATION DISCUSSION
 
 
   
SHORT TERM
 
 
(THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY)  
ISSUED AT 138 PM EST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
AT A GLANCE:  
 
- ANOTHER NICE DAY TODAY WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S AND LOW 70S.  
 
- RAIN TONIGHT WITH A FEW RUMBLES OF THUNDER WILL QUICKLY CLEAR THE  
AREA BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON.  
 
A COLD FRONT IS SET TO SWEEP THROUGH THE AREA ACCOMPANIED BY A  
RELATIVELY WEAK UPPER LEVEL TROUGH LATE TONIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW  
MORNING. TD OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS HAS BEEN ON THE LOW END OF  
CLIMATOLOGY AND AS A RESULT THERE WON'T BE MUCH MOISTURE TO WORK  
WITH. QPF TOTALS ARE SUGGESTING LESS THAN AN INCH TO THE CWA WITH THE  
HIGHEST AMOUNTS BEING CONFINED TO THE NORTH GA MOUNTAINS. AFTER THE  
FRONT PUSHES THROUGH, HIGH TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO FALL BACK INTO THE  
MID 60S WITH DRY WINDY CONDITIONS SETTING UP ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE  
FRONT.  
 
OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 50S BUT WILL FALL  
INTO THE 30S AND 40S FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER THE FRONT  
MOVES OUT. WINDS WILL START OUT OF THE SW TODAY AT 10-15MPH, GUSTING  
TO 25MPH. THEY WILL GRADUALLY BECOME MORE NW BUT MAINTAIN THEIR  
VELOCITY THROUGH THE SHORT TERM.  
 
VAUGHN  
 

 
   
LONG TERM
 
 
(SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY)  
ISSUED AT 138 PM EST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
HIGHLIGHTS:  
 
- MOSTLY DRY CONDITIONS FOR THE WEEKEND IN INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK,  
WITH RAIN RETURNING BY WEDNESDAY.  
 
- NEAR SEASONAL TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND FOLLOWED BY GRADUAL  
WARMING GOING INTO NEXT WEEK.  
 
ANOTHER SHORTWAVE WILL SWING THROUGH THE TN VALLEY ON SATURDAY. THIS  
MAY PRODUCE A FEW SPRINKLES, MAINLY ACROSS THE N MOUNTAINS. SURFACE  
HIGH PRESSURE AND WEAK RIDGING ALOFT WILL RESULT IN THE RETURN OF DRY  
AND TRANQUIL WEATHER THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND. QUASI-  
ZONAL FLOW WILL SET UP EARLY NEXT WEEK, AND A FEW WEAK DISTURBANCES  
WILL PASS TO OUR NORTH. THIS MAY RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN CLOUD COVER  
AND MAYBE SOME LIGHT RAIN ACROSS FAR N GA EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
 
OTHERWISE, THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR SIGNIFICANT RAIN WILL BE FROM  
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WHEN A STRENGTHENING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND  
SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA.  
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR THIS SYSTEM TO BRING THUNDERSTORMS TO THE  
AREA.  
 
SEASONAL DAYTIME HIGHS AND COOL NIGHTTIME LOWS ARE EXPECTED  
THIS WEEKEND. THE COLDEST NIGHT IS EXPECTED TO BE SATURDAY NIGHT,  
WITH LOWS RANGING FROM THE LOWER 20S ACROSS THE NE MOUNTAINS TO THE  
MID 30S ACROSS THE S. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURN NEXT WEEK  
WITH FORECAST HIGHS IN THE 70S AREAWIDE AND LOWS IN THE 50S.  
 
07/SEC  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
(00Z TAFS)  
ISSUED AT 642 PM EST THU FEB 22 2024  
 
CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE BETWEEN 03Z AND 09Z FRIDAY AS SHOWERS  
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVE THROUGH THE REGION. A MIX OF MVFR  
AND IFR CONDITIONS (CEILINGS 600 TO 2500 FT AGL AND VISIBILITY OF  
3 TO 6 SM) SHOULD DEVELOP FOR ALL OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL GEORGIA  
DURING THIS TIME WINDOW. CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE FROM  
THE NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST BETWEEN 09Z AND 20Z FRIDAY. THE  
ONGOING SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL TURN NORTHWESTERLY BETWEEN 09Z AND  
16Z FRIDAY. EXPECT PEAK GUSTS IN THE 20 TO 30 KT RANGE THROUGH 23Z  
FRIDAY.  
 
//ATL CONFIDENCE...00Z UPDATE...  
OVERALL CONFIDENCE IN THE KATL TAF IS MODERATE.  
HIGH CONFIDENCE IN THE WIND FORECAST.  
MODERATE CONFIDENCE IN THE PRECIPITATION, THUNDERSTORM, VISIBILITY  
AND CEILING FORECAST.  
 
ALBRIGHT  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
ATHENS 53 68 42 61 / 80 50 10 10  
ATLANTA 54 65 44 60 / 90 20 10 0  
BLAIRSVILLE 48 61 35 49 / 100 30 20 20  
CARTERSVILLE 52 66 39 58 / 90 10 10 0  
COLUMBUS 56 71 43 67 / 80 40 0 0  
GAINESVILLE 52 65 41 57 / 90 20 10 10  
MACON 55 70 40 66 / 80 80 0 0  
ROME 51 67 39 57 / 100 10 10 0  
PEACHTREE CITY 53 68 40 62 / 90 30 10 0  
VIDALIA 54 73 47 67 / 50 70 0 0  
 

 
   
FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NONE.  

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...VAUGHN  
LONG TERM....SEC  
AVIATION...ALBRIGHT  
 
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