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606 FXUS62 KTAE 120934 AFDTAE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 434 AM EST Fri Dec 12 2014 .Near Term [Through Today]...
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Surface high pressure centered over the Kentucky/Tennessee region today will keep a cool and dry airmass in place with mostly sunny skies. Despite the mostly sunny skies, afternoon high temperatures will be slightly below normal, mainly in the lower 60s across the area. .Short Term [Tonight Through Sunday]... High pressure will build to the Gulf Coast late this evening to a position just west of the region by sunrise. With clear skies and light winds overnight, expect another chilly night with lows likely reaching the freezing mark across interior areas. Surface high pressure will then remain centered over the region into the weekend as mid level ridging builds overhead. With a very dry airmass, temperatures on Saturday night will again be quite chilly, approaching the freezing mark away from the coast. Afternoon temperatures will return to normal by Sunday with highs in the upper 60s. .Long Term [Sunday Night Through Friday]... Mid level ridging will shift off the East Coast by Monday as the next shortwave drives across the Central Plains. A weak cold front will move across the Mississippi River on Monday afternoon and approach our region by Tuesday morning. Models continue to indicate that most of the lift associated with this system will remain well to the north and with limited moisture return off the Gulf, rain chances will remain low Monday night through Tuesday. After the passage of this mainly dry cold front, high pressure at the surface will build back over the region. The airmass behind this cold front will not be especially cold, so temperatures are anticipated to remain at or slightly above normal, especially with respect to overnight lows.
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&& .Aviation...
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[Through 12Z Saturday] VFR conditions are expected to prevail through the period with light northwest winds.
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&& .Marine...
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Moderate offshore winds will continue this morning before diminishing in the afternoon as high pressure builds near the marine area. Light winds and low seas will persist through the weekend before turning onshore on Monday.
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&& .Fire Weather...
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Relative humidity values will be near critical levels this afternoon. However, the other criteria are not expected to be supportive of red flag conditions for the next several days.
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&& .Hydrology...
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With all rivers below action stage and no rain expected through Monday, there are no flooding concerns. The next chance for rain will come Monday night and Tuesday.
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&& .Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
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Tallahassee 62 31 66 32 67 / 0 0 0 0 0 Panama City 63 41 65 43 66 / 0 0 0 0 0 Dothan 60 36 64 37 65 / 0 0 0 0 0 Albany 61 32 64 33 66 / 0 0 0 0 0 Valdosta 61 33 64 32 66 / 0 0 0 0 0 Cross City 63 30 67 32 69 / 0 0 0 0 0 Apalachicola 62 38 65 40 64 / 0 0 0 0 0
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&& .TAE Watches/Warnings/Advisories... FL...None. GA...None. AL...None. GM...None. && $$ NEAR TERM...DVD SHORT TERM...GODSEY LONG TERM...GODSEY AVIATION...DVD MARINE...GODSEY FIRE WEATHER...DVD HYDROLOGY...GODSEY

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