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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama
426 am CDT Thursday Oct 23 2014

Discussion...

The center of surface high pressure is currently located in the
Ohio Valley region with a pressure gradient extending southward
across Alabama. This has caused temperatures to be highly variable
this morning with sheltered locations in the upper 30s to lower
40s and higher elevations near 50f. Abundant dry air is in place
across the region behind a large East Coast trough. Although a
shortwave will move eastward across the southeast states today...
it will have extremely limited moisture to work with and no
impact in terms of precipitation.

Northwest flow aloft will continue through the weekend with cool
nights and warm afternoons as an upper-level ridge strengthens and
moves eastward across Texas by Saturday. As a fast-moving broad
trough moves into the Central Plains...the ridge will flatten and
move eastward by Sunday and Monday with above normal afternoon
temperatures expected. Highs may reach the middle 80s in a few spots
on Sunday and Monday.

Moisture return should be sufficient for showers and a few storms
to develop along a front to our northwest on Tuesday. This front
may be slow to move into Alabama as middle-level flow becomes more
parallel to the boundary. Have introduced slight chance probability of precipitation for
Wednesday as the front sags southward.

87/Grantham

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Aviation...
06z taf discussion.

Clear skies with light northerly winds.

Note...the National Weather Service has concluded theseasonal
terminal forecasts for the Talladega Municipal Airport (kasn) in
Talladega.

88

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Gadsden 69 40 72 44 77 / 0 0 0 0 0
Anniston 70 41 73 45 77 / 0 0 0 0 0
Birmingham 70 45 74 48 78 / 0 0 0 0 0
Tuscaloosa 72 43 75 47 80 / 0 0 0 0 0
Calera 70 46 74 49 78 / 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 71 46 74 49 78 / 0 0 0 0 0
Montgomery 73 45 77 48 80 / 0 0 0 0 0
Troy 72 42 76 44 79 / 0 0 0 0 0

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Bmx watches/warnings/advisories...
none.

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87/88

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