329  
FXUS61 KLWX 231838  
AFDLWX  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
238 PM EDT FRI AUG 23 2019  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC AND  
SOUTHEAST STATES TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. STRONG HIGH PRESSURE  
WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION TONIGHT AND SETTLE OVER NORTHERN  
NEW ENGLAND AND ATLANTIC CANADA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. A  
TROPICAL CYCLONE COULD FORM OVER THE WEEKEND AND MOVE NEAR THE  
SOUTHEAST COAST AND OUT TO SEA.  
 

 
   
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/
 
 
THE COLD FRONT HAS CLEARED THROUGH ALMOST THE ENTIRE REGION,  
WITH THE EXCEPTION BEING THE SOUTHERN TIP OF SAINT MARYS COUNTY  
IN MD AND NELSON AND SOUTHERN ALBEMARLE COUNTIES IN VA. A  
SURFACE WAVE IS POSITIONED ALONG THE BOUNDARY ACROSS CENTRAL AND  
WESTERN VA AND THIS WILL MOVE EASTWARD ALONG THE FRONT THROUGH  
THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND BE POSITIONED NEAR THE SOUTHERN DELMARVA  
BY THIS EVENING. WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS ARE OCCURRING ACROSS  
THE REGION, AND SOME HEAVIER RAIN HAS BEEN NOTED JUST TO THE  
NORTH OF THE SURFACE LOW/FRONT AND THIS WILL CONTINUE WITH  
LOCALIZED RATES AS HIGH AS ONE INCH PER HOUR. AHEAD OF THE  
FRONT AND SURFACE LOW, ENOUGH INSTABILITY IS PRESENT FOR SOME  
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS, AND AN ISOLATED SEVERE  
THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE. THE RISK FOR THIS MAINLY EXISTS ACROSS  
NELSON AND SOUTHERN ALBEMARLE COUNTIES AND ONLY FOR THE NEXT 1-2  
HOURS.  
 
TEMPERATURES HAVE COOLED CONSIDERABLY WITH MID AFTERNOON  
READINGS IN THE 60S TO NEAR 70F.  
 
RAIN SHOWERS WILL END FROM NW TO SE LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING  
WITH DRIER AIR FILTERING IN OVERNIGHT. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN  
THE 50S/60S.  
 

 
   
SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/
 
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE REGION ON SATURDAY WITH  
NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW CONTINUING. ALOFT AN UPPER LEVEL  
TROUGH WILL ROTATE ACROSS THE REGION. THIS WILL LEAD TO A MIX OF  
SUN AND CLOUDS WITH MORE CLOUDS SOUTH, BUT EVERYWHERE SHOULD AT  
LEAST SEE A SCATTERED CUMULUS DECK. AN ISOLATED SHOWER IS ALSO  
POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY NEAR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY WHERE INSTABILITY  
WILL LOCALLY BE HIGHER DUE TO WARMER WATER TEMPERATURES.HIGHS  
WILL RANGE THROUGH THE MID TO UPPER 70S. LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT IN  
THE 50S/60S.  
 
THE RIDGE WILL STRENGTHEN DOWN THE MID-ATLANTIC COASTLINE ON  
SUNDAY WITH FLOW TURNING MORE EASTERLY. A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS  
IS EXPECTED AGAIN, ALTHOUGH LIKELY MORE CLOUDS THAN SATURDAY. AN  
ISOLATED SHOWER REMAINS POSSIBLE AGAIN AS WELL. HIGHS IN THE 70S  
TO NEAR 80F. LOWS SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE 50S/60S.  
 

 
   
LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/
 
 
AN UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD IN OVER THE REGION ON MONDAY AND  
TUESDAY. MEANWHILE, AT THE SURFACE, HIGH PRESSURE SETS UP ACROSS THE  
NORTHEAST, RESULTING IN RIDGING ALONG/EAST OF THE APPALACHAINS.  
GENERALLY EXPECTING DRY CONDITIONS ON MONDAY, BUT CAN'T RULE OUT  
SOME STRAY SHOWERS ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS, AS 850-700MB FLOW  
SEEMS TO BE MORE EASTERLY. THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO A LOW PRESSURE  
SYSTEM RIDING ALONG THE NC COASTLINE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. RAIN  
CHANCES WILL BE HIGHEST ALONG/EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE, BUT STILL NOT  
ALL THAT HIGH ON MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW AVERAGE,  
WITH HIGHS IN THE LOW 80S OR SO.  
 
MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY, RAIN CHANCES INCREASE, AS LOW PRESSURE  
SLIDES BY TO THE SOUTHEAST, HIGH PRESSURE STILL TO THE NORTHEAST.  
THIS RESULTS IN EASTERLY LOW-MID LEVEL FLOW, AND LIKELY A HIGHER  
RAIN CHANCE. COULD EVEN SEE SOME EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS, AS  
TEMPERATURES WILL BE A BIT WARMER (HIGHS AROUND THE MID 80S) AND THE  
ATMOSPHERE WILL BE MORE MOIST. ADDITIONALLY, AN UPPER TROUGH WILL BE  
APPROACHING FROM THE WEST, LENDING SOME UPPER-LEVEL SUPPORT AS WELL.  
 
A COLD FRONT, ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW MOVING FROM THE GREAT LAKES INTO  
ONTARIO, WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY, BEFORE POSSIBLY  
STALLING OVERHEAD INTO THURSDAY. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT, SOUTHERLY FLOW  
RETURNS, BRINGING HIGHS INTO THE MID-UPPER 80S AS WELL AS MORE  
HUMIDITY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE ON BOTH  
DAYS, ESPECIALLY ON WEDNESDAY. MOST OF THE UPPER-LEVEL SUPPORT IS  
DISPLACED FAR TO THE NORTH, SO NOT SEEING AN ORGANIZED SEVERE THREAT  
AT THIS TIME.  
 

 
   
AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
 
 
MVFR CEILINGS WITH SHOWERS EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON ACROSS  
THE TAF SITES. LOCALIZED HEAVIER RAIN WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES  
ARE ALSO LIKELY. A FEW STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR  
CHO THIS AFTERNOON. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE THIS EVENING AND  
ESPECIALLY TONIGHT. VFR THEN EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  
 
VFR EXPECTED FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME AT  
ALL TERMINALS. HOWEVER, AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR STORM COULD BRING  
CONDITIONS TO MVFR AT TIMES, PRIMARILY NEAR MRB AND CHO, AND WITH  
BEST CHANCES ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  
 

 
   
MARINE
 
 
SCA IS IN EFFECT INTO THIS EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF THE TIDAL  
POTOMAC AND CENTRAL CHESAPEAKE BAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR  
GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS AS A FRONT MOVES SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE  
WATERS. IN ADDITION, SOME SMWS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE FAR  
SOUTHERN WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MOVE  
ALONG THE FRONT. IMPROVING WEATHER TONIGHT AS COLD FRONT PUSHES  
SOUTH, BUT ADDITIONAL NORTHERLY FLOW WILL CREATE SCA CONDITIONS  
LATER TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL SCAS MAY BE NEEDED FOR  
NORTHEASTERLY WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY WITH STRONG  
GRADIENT BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS NEW ENGLAND LOW PRESSURE  
NEAR THE SOUTHEASTERN US COASTLINE.  
 
WINDS SHOULD RELAX BY TUESDAY, AROUND 10 KNOTS, WITH NO MARINE  
HAZARDS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.  
 

 
   
LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
DC...NONE.  
MD...NONE.  
VA...NONE.  
WV...NONE.  
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM 3 AM TO NOON EDT SATURDAY FOR  
ANZ531>534-537-539>541-543.  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR ANZ532-  
533-540-541.  
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR ANZ534-  
537-542-543.  
 

 
 

 
SYNOPSIS...MM  
NEAR TERM...MM  
SHORT TERM...MM  
LONG TERM...CJL  
AVIATION...MM/CJL  
MARINE...MM/CJL  
 
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