Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS
FXUS62 KTAE 191838
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
238 PM EDT Sun Oct 19 2014
.Near Term [Through Tonight]...
A seasonably cool and dry airmass will remain in place through
tonight with surface high pressure centered just north of the
area. Overnight lows are expected to range from the upper 40s
across the north to the mid to upper 50s across the south.
.Short Term [Monday through Tuesday night]...
The mean upper trough east of the area will reamplify during the
short range as a shortwave dives southeast and affects the area on
Monday. The lack of significant moisture return should still allow
for mainly dry conditions, although some of the local CAM runs
indicate a few isolated showers may be possible along the coast.
With such a dry airmass in place right now, the official forecast
will limit PoPs over land to 20 percent right along the coast
around Apalachicola and Saint George Island for Monday. The
airmass will modify slightly with highs in the upper 70s/lower 80s
on Monday becoming lower to mid 80s on Tuesday.
.Long Term [Wednesday Through Sunday]...
The prevailing pattern will feature dry, northwest aloft through
most of the period with the mean upper level trough axis east of
the area. PoPs still look like they will remain mostly below 20
percent with temperatures near average during the day and a few
degrees below average at night with the dry air in place. At the
end of the period, the guidance diverges with the 19/00z ECMWF
cutting off an upper low with unsettled conditions while the GFS
keeps things dry. The ensemble spread is large, and a 20 PoP was
introduced for Sunday.
[Through 18z Monday] VFR conditions will prevail with winds
generally less than 10 knots.
A brief easterly surge is possible tonight over the eastern waters.
Thereafter, winds and seas will be minimal through Tuesday, before
northeasterly flow increases again mid-week.
Although afternoon relative humidities will be fairly low over the
next several days, it will not be quite dry enough to cause any
fire weather concerns.
Dry weather is expected for the next several days with no flooding
.Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...
Tallahassee 53 81 56 85 53 / 0 10 0 0 0
Panama City 59 80 61 82 59 / 0 10 10 0 0
Dothan 50 78 52 81 51 / 0 0 0 0 0
Albany 48 79 52 83 50 / 0 0 0 0 0
Valdosta 52 81 56 83 52 / 0 0 0 0 0
Cross City 55 84 58 85 54 / 0 10 10 0 0
Apalachicola 60 79 62 81 59 / 10 20 10 10 0