Area Forecast Discussion


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FXUS64 KLIX 102124
AFDLIX
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
324 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
.DISCUSSION...Quiet day and from the appearance on visible 
satellite it looks like the last vestiges of snow may have finally 
melted away over the CWA. Other than that skies were clear for the 
most part. Only a few streaks of cirrus currently moving across 
coastal cntrl and sern Louisiana. With pretty much full sun temps 
were able to warm up nicely into the mid 50s to near 60. 
Overall the forecast will remain quiet through at least Thursday we 
will see the passage of one cold front overnight Monday. L/W trough 
over the eastern CONUS will remain entrenched over this area as 
another strong s/w drops southeast through the Plains and towards 
the TN/OH valleys. This will help to send that reinforcing cold 
front across the region overnight Monday. This will cool things back 
off again but not anything like we saw last week and early this 
weekend. This front will be dry as well so don't look for any rain. 
Wednesday and Thursday will remain quiet and then there are some 
questions heading into the the end of the week. A lot hinges on the 
handling of a cut off low over which is currently west of the Baja. 
Have introduced low end pops across the southeastern half/third. If 
the cut off low does not get pulled into the eastern CONUS L/W then 
we will likely remain dry with colder air moving in. However if the 
low does merge with the trough then it should open up the region to 
some moisture and allow the return of rain to portions of the 
region late this week. /CAB/
&&
.AVIATION...Overall all terminals should remain in VFR status. 
However can not rule out tempo MVFR/IFR vsbys due to light patchy 
fog. After sunrise tomorrow expect VFR conditions through the day 
with the next cold front moving through after 6z Tue. /CAB/
&&
.MARINE...High pressure will push out of the region tomorrow 
with another cold front moving in overnight Monday. Winds will 
remain on the light side tonight and then slowly pick up tomorrow. 
Once the cold front moves through looks for headlines once again as 
winds accelerate out of the northwest. Winds will once again subside 
some on Wednesday and Thursday before responding once again to 
another cold frontal passage. /CAB/
&&
DSS code: Green.
Deployed: None.
Activation: None.
Activities: None.
   
Decision Support Services (DSS) Code Legend 
Green  = No weather impacts that require action.
Blue   = Long-fused watch, warning, or advisory in effect or   
         high visibility event.
Yellow = Heightened impacts with short-fused watch, warning or
         advisory issuances; radar support. 
Orange = High Impacts; Slight to Moderate risk severe; nearby tropical
         events; HazMat or other large episodes.
Red    = Full engagement for Moderate risk of severe and/or             
 direct tropical threats; Events of National Significance.
&&
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
MCB  33  65  40  56 /   0   0   0   0 
BTR  34  66  39  58 /   0   0   0   0 
ASD  36  65  41  59 /   0   0   0   0 
MSY  40  67  46  59 /   0   0   0   0 
GPT  37  64  42  59 /   0   0   0   0 
PQL  33  65  39  59 /   0   0   0   0 
&&
.LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
GM...None.
MS...None.
GM...None.
&&
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