Aviation Weather for the Lehigh Valley at a glance.

(courtesy Lehigh Valley General Aviation Association)

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Philadelphia Area Forecast Discussion

The following discussion is for KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG,
KILG, KMIV, KACY and surrounding areas.

Tonight...VFR overall. Ceilings should lower to 8000-10000 feet,
however there is a chance for MVFR ceilings developing toward
daybreak from near ABE on northward. Some showers are possible after
08z mainly near and north of a line from ABE to TTN. Southerly winds
5 knots or less, or locally light and variable.

Wednesday...Local MVFR ceilings possible to start mainly from ABE
northward, otherwise VFR ceilings. A few showers or sprinkles may be
around mainly in the morning. Southwest winds 5-10 knots.

Wednesday night and Thursday early morning...Mainly VFR in the
evening. Areas of fog may result in IFR conditions during the
overnight and early morning hours.

Thursday late morning and afternoon...VFR. SW winds gusting to
20 kt during peak heating.

Thursday night and Friday...Mainly VFR but there is a potential
for MVFR or IFR late Thursday night with fog/low clouds and
light showers. The best chance for flight restrictions due to
weather would be at northern terminals (along and north of a
warm front).

Friday night and Saturday...Increasing chances for showers
along with MVFR/IFR conditions during the period. The potential
for heavier showers and embedded thunderstorms exist Saturday
afternoon ahead of a cold front.

Saturday night and Sunday...Becoming VFR from west to east in
wake of fropa Saturday evening. Gusty W-NW winds expected as

PA Area Forecast

 Synopsis... warm front southwestern low to 45W SYR. stationary front WCNTRL GA to southwestern 
 SC. 3PM (20Z) surface low W CTY with front EXTENDING from low over RSW across FL 
 KEYS southward over FL STRAITS.  

Northwestern PA... overcast cirrus. becoming 0609 2500 ft broken, 10000 ft overcast, layered FL240. visibility 3-5SM 
 Outlook...  VFR.  
Southwestern PA... overcast cirrus. 4AM (09Z) 6000 ft broken, layered 120. 
 Outlook...  VFR.  
Central PA... overcast cirrus. 4AM (09Z) 5000 ft broken, layered 120. 
 Outlook...  VFR.  
Northeastern PA / Northern NJ... BKN-OVC cirrus. 1AM (06Z) 5000 ft overcast, layered 120. 
 Outlook...  VFR.  
Southeastern PA / Southern NJ... BKN-OVC cirrus. 4AM (09Z) 2500 ft scattered, overcast cirrus. OTLK..VFR.  

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Satellite (visible)

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Winds Aloft

Wilkes Barre, PA (Avoca)

ValidFor Use3000'6000'9000'
1AM (06Z)9PM (02Z) - 4AM (09Z) 240@30 300@21 +06C 280@26 -01C
7AM (12Z)4AM (09Z) - 1PM (18Z) 300@17 280@19 +05C 280@22 -02C
7PM (00Z)1PM (18Z) - 1AM (06Z) 260@18 270@24 +04C 290@18 -01C


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Disclaimer - the information above is only intended to supplement a pilot's official weather briefing. Be smart and always get an official weather briefing. From fltplan.com: When planes crash, both the FAA and NTSB go looking for a wide spectrum of information, including what kind of flight planning and weather information were obtained by the PIC. Unfortunately in some cases, the pilots have not documented that they indeed did check the weather or performed adequate preflight planning for their flight. When we say 'documented', we are referring to using a source of weather and notams that keeps a record of your weather requests and preflight planning (such as FltPlan.com, Duats, or FSS does).

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