Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS
FXUS62 KTAE 171430
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1030 AM EDT Thu Jul 17 2014
.Near Term [Through Today]...
Dry conditions and low 90s will yield an unseasonably pleasant
afternoon. The back edge of a thick cirrus canopy is just east of
a line from Albany to Tallahassee this morning and is racing
east out of the region. In its wake, only passing, more
transparent cirrus is expected today.
[Through 12Z Friday]...
VFR conditions and relatively light winds will prevail through the TAF.
.Prev Discussion [340 AM EDT]...
.Short Term [Tonight Through Saturday]...
The dry airmass in place overnight will result in temperatures
dropping into the low to mid 60s over interior areas, which will
be near record minimums for July 18th. By Friday, moisture will
be on the increase across the region, but still expect rain
chances to be below normal for mid July. Limited convective
activity and partly cloudy skies should allow temperatures to warm
into the low to mid 90s across inland areas.
By Saturday, model guidance is in reasonably good agreement that
an upper level trough will move over the region. This trough will
combine with increasing deep layer moisture to produce at least
scattered showers and storms across the region. With convection
expected to start early in the day, high temperatures on Saturday
will only approach 90.
.Long Term [Saturday Night Through Thursday]...
Saturday morning a low pressure system will move into the region,
bringing plenty of clouds and increasing rain chances. The sfc low
will move out by Monday morning but the cold front will likely stall
out over the southeast states supported by an upper level trough.
This upper level trough will linger throughout the remainder of the
forecast period increasing the chance for showers and thunderstorms.
Expect lows in the lower 70s and highs around 90.
A weak pressure pattern typical for the summer months will be in
place into next week. This will result in light winds and low seas
for the next several days.
Despite the influx of the much drier air, Red Flag conditions are
still not expected to occur over the Tri-State area during the next
couple of days during the peak of this air mass. Thereafter,
moisture and rain chances will be back on the increase over the
weekend allowing relative humidities to return to above normal
Scattered storms will return to the forecast by the weekend, but
widespread heavy rainfall is not expected at this time. While some
storms may result in some localized rises on area creeks and
streams, the mainstem river will continue to remain below flood
.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
Tallahassee 92 65 94 73 91 / 0 0 20 20 40
Panama City 89 70 90 73 89 / 0 0 20 20 50
Dothan 90 66 92 71 90 / 0 0 20 20 50
Albany 91 65 92 72 91 / 0 0 20 20 50
Valdosta 91 67 93 70 91 / 0 0 20 20 40
Cross City 91 67 92 71 93 / 10 0 20 20 40
Apalachicola 89 68 90 73 89 / 0 0 10 20 40