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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
424 am CDT Friday Oct 24 2014

Discussion...

An upper-level trough is moving across the region this morning
with high clouds that have caused surface temperatures to hold
fairly steady for the past several hours. The atmosphere remains
extremely dry below these clouds as indicated by virga on the
outer edge of the radar view. Temperatures this afternoon should
rise well into the 70s for much of the County Warning Area with mild northerly
low-level flow in place.

Middle to upper-level heights will begin to rise on Saturday as a
ridge strengthens to our west. This will lead to a warming trend
with widespread low to middle 80s for highs beginning on Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to climb to just a few degrees short of
record levels for Monday as the ridge axis shifts eastward.
Southwesterly flow should cause moisture to increase by Tuesday
and Wednesday as a front approaches from the northwest. Without
much in the way of a forcing mechanism...the front will slow its
forward progression. With forward speed and placement of the front
in question...will continue to show broadbrushed 20 probability of precipitation across
the County Warning Area for both Wednesday and Thursday.

87/Grantham

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Aviation...
06z taf discussion.

The main upper level disturbance is sliding through right
now...causing cirrus to be scattered to broken. This will clear out later
closer to 12z and clear after 18z along with an increase in winds.
VFR for the period.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Gadsden 72 43 77 49 81 / 0 0 0 0 0
Anniston 73 44 77 49 81 / 0 0 0 0 0
Birmingham 74 47 78 52 82 / 0 0 0 0 0
Tuscaloosa 75 46 80 52 84 / 0 0 0 0 0
Calera 74 48 78 52 82 / 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 74 49 77 52 81 / 0 0 0 0 0
Montgomery 76 47 80 52 84 / 0 0 0 0 0
Troy 75 44 78 50 82 / 0 0 0 0 0

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Bmx watches/warnings/advisories...
none.

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87/16

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