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Philadelphia Area Forecast Discussion

AVIATION/02Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
The following discussion is for KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG,
KILG, KMIV, KACY and surrounding areas.

MVFR conditions continue at the terminals this evening.
Conditions will deteriorate further as the easterly flow
continues across our region. IFR/LIFR conditions are expected
through the night in low clouds/fog with drizzle.

Conditions will gradually improve after 12Z Tuesday. However,
confidence is low that we will break out of the IFR/low-end MVFR
range. Confidence low.

A light east to southeast flow tonight and again on Tuesday,less
than 10 knots, will continue across the region.


OUTLOOK...
Tuesday night and Wednesday: IFR cigs likely Tuesday night with
possible vsby below 3 miles in developing fog with conditions
slowly improving late Wednesday morning. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms, especially north/west of KPHL. Gusty/erratic
winds and locally sub-VFR VSBYs/CIGs likely in proximity to
precipitation. Winds outside of storms generally southeast 5 to
15 kts becoming southwesterly by Wednesday afternoon,
potentially with a few gusts to 20 kts. Confidence average.

Wednesday night through Thursday night: Storms rapidly diminish
or move out Wednesday evening. VFR conditions expected. Winds
primarily westerly 5 to 15 kts becoming southwesterly Thursday
night. Confidence above average.

Friday through Saturday: An elevated chance of showers/storms.
Generally VFR conditions expected, but if more widespread
precipitation develops, sub-VFR conditions may occur at times.
Winds generally west or southwest 5 to 15 kts. Confidence below
average.


PA Area Forecast

 Synopsis... cold front over eastern MD-to-eastern VA and waters by 2PM (19Z) warm front over eastern 
 MD and waters and cold front over southeastern VA. by 1AM (06Z) NEW cold front over northwestern OH 
 by 2PM (19Z) over western NY-to-western PA-to-western WV.  

 PA NJ 
 
NJ / Southeastern PA... 1000-1500 ft overcast, top 080. visibility 3-5SM mist. 1AM (06Z) top 060.  
 7AM (12Z) isolated light rain showers. 
 Outlook...  IFR ceiling rain showers mist 1PM (18Z) W PTN thunderstorms-rain.  
 
NERN-East Central PA... 1500-2500 ft overcast, top 100. 11PM (04Z) visibility 3-5SM mist. 1AM (06Z) isolated 
 light rain showers. 7AM (12Z) to P140. widely scattered light rain showers. 
 Outlook...  IFR ceiling rain showers mist 
 11AM (16Z) MVFR ceiling thunderstorms-rain.  
 
West Central-Western PA... 8000 ft scattered-broken, top 140. W central occasional visibility 3SM mist.  
 isolated light rain showers / thunderstorms-rain. CB top FL320. 7AM (12Z) top 160. 
 Outlook...  western PA VFR 
 rain showers until 11AM (16Z) thunderstorms-rain elsewhere MVFR ceiling rain showers thunderstorms-rain mist.  

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Winds Aloft

Wilkes Barre, PA (Avoca)

ValidFor Use3000'6000'9000'
1AM (06Z)9PM (02Z) - 4AM (09Z) 200@19 260@17 +09C 270@21 +03C
7AM (12Z)4AM (09Z) - 1PM (18Z) 200@22 230@16 +09C 240@21 +03C
7PM (00Z)1PM (18Z) - 1AM (06Z) 190@27 230@27 +09C 240@28 +03C

NOTAMS

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