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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
703 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
DRY WEATHER PREVAILS MUCH OF TODAY THEN THE THREAT OF SHOWERS AND 
THUNDERSTORMS RETURNS THIS EVENING INTO TUE. DRY...WARM AND LESS 
HUMID WEATHER ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUES INTO THURSDAY. A 
PERIOD OF UNSETTLED WEATHER IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO 
SATURDAY...BUT CONFIDENCE IS LOW ON THE TIMING OF POTENTIAL WET 
WEATHER.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...

700 AM UPDATE...

OVERALL TREND IN THE FORECAST REMAINS ON TRACK FOR THIS MORNING.
SHOWERS HAVE DEVELOPS SOUTH OF NANTUCKET THIS MORNING IN WAKE OF A
STRENGTHENING UPPER LEVEL JET AND INCREASING 925 MB MOISTURE.
SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE MORNING AND INTO THE
AFTERNOON AS JET CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN.

OTHERWISE FOG HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE PAST HOUR ACROSS LOW LYING
REGIONS. THIS WILL DISSIPATE WITHIN THE HOUR AS TEMPS BEGIN TO
SOAR INTO THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S. STRATUS WILL ALSO BREAK UP
WITHIN THE HOUR SO AM NOT ANTICIPATING MUCH IMPACT ON TERMINALS.


PREVIOUS DISCUSSION...

QUITE THE CONVECTIVE COMPLEX EARLY THIS MORNING OVER THE OH VLY. 
MODELS APPEAR TO BE SIMULATING THIS CONVECTION FAIRLY WELL SO 
FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS HIGH REGARDING TODAY/S FORECAST FOR SOUTHERN 
NEW ENGLAND. GOOD MODEL AGREEMENT THAT LEAD SHORT WAVE OVER THE 
GREAT LAKES WILL EJECT NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN NY STATE TODAY AND 
THEN INTO NORTHERN VT AND ST LWRN RVR VLY THEREAFTER. THIS RESULTS 
IN LITTLE IF ANY HEIGHT FALLS ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TODAY. 
THUS SHOULD BE ENOUGH EAST COAST RIDGING AND ASSOCIATED MID LEVEL 
DRY AIR TO PRECLUDE ANY STORMS FROM FORMING OR TRACKING INTO THE 
AREA. THE ONE EXCEPTION IS ACROSS WESTERN MA...CLOSER TO THE JET 
ENERGY/MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY AXIS. THEREFORE THERE IS A LOW RISK 
FOR A FEW STORMS LATE IN THE DAY TO POSSIBLY CLIP WESTERN MA. 
OTHERWISE REMAINDER OF THE REGION SHOULD REMAIN DRY.

SOUTH-SOUTHWEST LOW LEVEL FLOW HAS RESULTED IN DEW PTS RISING
OVERNIGHT INTO THE 60S TO AROUND 70 ACROSS RI AND SOUTHEAST MA.
THUS MORE HUMID THAN YESTERDAY. WEAK LOW LEVEL WARM AIR ADVECTION
WILL RESULT IN TEMPS MAKING A RUN AT 90 AWAY FROM THE SOUTH COAST.
THEREFORE MOST LOCATIONS WILL SEE HIGHS TODAY 85 TO 90. AN
INCREASING SSW WIND OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THIS
AFTERNOON WILL HELP TAKE SOME OF THE EDGE OFF THE WARM AND HUMID
CONDITIONS.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY/...
*** POSSIBLE STRONG TO SEVERE T-STORMS LATER TONIGHT INTO TUE ***

TONIGHT...

MORE POTENT TRAILING SHORT WAVE TROUGH APPROACHES SOUTHERN NEW 
ENGLAND FROM THE WEST. THIS IS QUITE EVIDENT IN WIND FIELDS ALOFT 
WHERE 500 MB SPEEDS APPROACH 50 KTS! THIS SHORT WAVE TROUGH COOLS H5 
TEMPS TO -11C/-12C. THIS COMBINED WITH SURFACE DEW PTS INCREASING 
INTO THE U60S AND L70S PROVIDES MUCAPES GREATER THAN 2000J/KG AND 
MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES BETWEEN 6.5 AND 7.0C/KM BY 12Z TUE ACROSS RI 
AND EASTERN MA PER 00Z EC AND 00Z GFS! EVEN THE COURSE 00Z GEFS HAS 
THE SAME SIGNAL AND STRENGTH. THIS AMOUNT OF INSTABILITY COMBINED 
WITH DEEP LAYER SHEAR UP TO 50 KT PROVIDES AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE 
FOR SEVERE STORMS. ONLY UNCERTAINTY IS WILL THERE BE ENOUGH FORCING 
FOR ASCENT TO UNLEASH THIS STRONG INSTABILITY. MIXED SIGNALS WITHIN 
THE GUIDANCE WITH THE GFS AND ECMWF NOT GENERATING MUCH QPF TONIGHT 
WHILE THE HI RES GUID NMM AND ARW HAVE CONVECTION BUT WEAKENING AS 
IT CROSSES THE AREA FROM WEST TO EAST. SOMEWHAT DISCOUNTING THE NAM 
GIVEN IT/S HIGH BIASED DEW PTS AND CORRESPONDING INSTABILITY 
PARAMETERS. 

THUS LOW FORECAST CONFIDENCE ON AREAL COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OF 
CONVECTION. HOWEVER IF STORMS CAN FIRE STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS WILL 
BE A CONCERN. LOW LEVEL SHEAR IS IMPRESSIVE TOO ALONG WITH 
SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY AND LOW LCLS /HIGH DEW PTS/ FOR A LOW RISK OF 
AN ISOLATED TORNADO.

IT WILL BE A WARM AND HUMID NIGHT WITH DEW PTS RISING THROUGH THE 
U60S AND L70S. 

TUESDAY...

FORECAST UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES AS AREAL COVERAGE OF NOCTURNAL 
CONVECTION AND CLOUD DEBRIS FROM TONIGHT WILL IMPACT IF NEW 
CONVECTION FIRES DURING THE DAY TUES. SHORT WAVE TROUGH MOVES ACROSS 
THE AREA ALONG WITH ATTENDING SURFACE TROUGH. THIS SHOULD PROVIDE 
ENOUGH FORCING FOR ASCENT TO INITIATE CONVECTION. DEEP LAYER 
MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY APPEARS TO BE FOCUSED ACROSS RI AND EASTERN 
MA. THUS RISK OF STORMS GREATEST ACROSS THIS AREA. WINDS FIELDS 
REMAIN IMPRESSIVE SO RISK OF STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS CONTINUES. 

ANOTHER WARM DAY WITH HIGHS WELL INTO THE 80S ALONG WITH DEW PTS IN 
THE U60S TO L70S.

&&

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
HIGHLIGHTS...

* UNSETTLED WEATHER POSSIBLE AROUND FRIDAY
* TEMPERATURES TRENDING BELOW NORMAL DURING THIS PERIOD 

OVERVIEW...

00Z GUIDANCE IS IN DESCENT AGREEMENT FOR THIS PORTION OF THE 
FORECAST. UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER JAMES BAY WILL BEGIN ITS EASTWARD 
MOVEMENT TOWARDS THE MARITIMES. ELONGATED TROUGH WILL SET UP OVER 
THE REGION BEFORE TRENDING TOWARDS A ZONAL FLOW. SEVERAL SOUTHERN 
STREAM WAVES WILL MOVE THROUGH AND TRIES TO BRING A FEW COASTAL 
SYSTEMS TOWARDS SNE. THE PATTERN DOES NOT SEEM THAT AMPLIFIED TO 
MAKE IT A CLASSIC COASTAL LOW...HOWEVER UPPER LEVEL JET MAY BRING A 
FEW SYSTEMS JUST SOUTH OF THE REGION. BECAUSE OF THE UNCERTAINTY AT 
THE END OF THE WEEK...TRENDED TOWARDS THE ENSEMBLES WHICH INDICATE 
PRECIP AROUND LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY AND AGAIN POSSIBLE 
SATURDAY/SUNDAY. THIS UNSEASONABLE PATTERN WILL LEAD TO BELOW NORMAL 
TEMPERATURES TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND. 

DAILIES...

WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. 

A FEW LINGERING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WATERS AS COLD 
FRONT PASSES THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. 

SHORTWAVE WILL PUSH THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN 
FROM THE WEST. UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL ALLOW FOR CYCLONIC FLOW AND 
COLD AIR ALOFT...RESULTING IN A FEW AFTERNOON INSTABILITY SHOWERS 
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. OTHERWISE IT WILL BE A MIX OF CLOUDS AND 
SUNSHINE. 

CYCLONIC FLOW WILL STILL BE ALOFT BY THURSDAY BUT COLD AIR ALOFT 
WILL BE FOCUS MORE ACROSS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. THEREFORE BELIEVE 
THURSDAY WILL BE DRY WITH A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS. 

TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER THAN NORMAL BOTH DAYS WITH SNE REACHING 
INTO THE 80S ON WEDNESDAYS BUT BELOW 80 ON THURSDAY.  

THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. 

POTENT SHORTWAVE WILL TRY TO DEVELOP A SOUTHERN WAVE DURING THE END 
OF THE WORK WEEK. BOTH ENSEMBLE MEMBERS AS WELL AS THE OPERATIONS 
EC BRINGS PRECIP TO THE REGION DURING THIS TIME FRAME. THEREFORE 
HAVE INCREASED PRECIP CHANCES ACROSS THE SOUTH COAST WHERE 
CONFIDENCE IS HIGHEST. SNE WILL BE ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THIS 
SYSTEM SO ANY SHIFT IN THE PATTERN WILL MOVE THE PRECIP CHC FOR THE 
REGION. FINALLY BEING ON THE NORTH-SIDE OF THE SYSTEM...TEMPERATURES 
WILL BE UNSEASONABLE COOLER. IN FACT TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO 
GET ABOVE 80F. 

SATURDAY AND BEYOND...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. 

ANOTHER SOUTHERN STREAM WAVE TRIES TO DEVELOP OVER THE WEEKEND. LOW 
CONFIDENCE ON IF THE PATTERN WILL BRING THIS LOW TO SNE. HAVE KEPT A 
LOW CHC AS GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO FLIP-FLOP DURING THE TIMEFRAME. 
OTHERWISE...TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE OVER THE WEEKEND 
INTO NEXT WEEK AS UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE CONUS BEGINS TO BUILD 
AGAIN.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS...

LOW...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT. 
MODERATE...30 TO 60 PERCENT.
HIGH...GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT. 

TODAY...VFR AND DRY WEATHER FOR MOST TERMINALS. PATCHY IFR IN FOG
AND STRATUS WILL BURN OFF WITHIN THE HOUR. ALSO T-STORMS IN NY
STATE THIS AFTERNOON MAY CLIP WESTERN MA LATE IN THE DAY. SSW
WINDS INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS UP TO 20-25 KT POSSIBLE.
MODERATE TO HIGH FORECAST CONFIDENCE.

TONIGHT...LOTS OF UNCERTAINTY ON AREAL COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OF
POTENTIAL T-STORMS. THUS LOW CONFIDENCE FORECAST HERE. VFR TO
START BUT LOWERING TO MVFR AND PROBABLY IFR IN LOW CLOUDS AND FOG
ACROSS RI AND SOUTHEAST MA.

TUESDAY...LOTS OF UNCERTAINTY ON AREAL COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OF
POTENTIAL T-STORMS. THUS LOW CONFIDENCE FORECAST HERE. A MIX OF
MVFR AND IFR IN THE MORNING AS LOW CLOUDS AND FOG IMPACT THE
TERMINALS. LIKELY IMPROVING TO VFR IN THE AFTERNOON. 

KBOS TERMINAL...HIGH CONFIDENCE IN TAF TODAY THEN LOWERING TONIGHT
AND TUE.

KBDL TERMINAL...HIGH CONFIDENCE IN TAF TODAY THEN LOWERING TONIGHT
AND TUE.

OUTLOOK /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...

WEDNESDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. MAINLY VFR. COULD SEE MVFR IN 
SHOWERS ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN.  

THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...LOW CONFIDENCE. A PERIOD OF SHOWERS AND 
MVFR/IFR POSSIBLE BUT TIMING IS UNCERTAIN. LATEST INDICATIONS ARE 
THAT BEST CHANCE FOR WET WEATHER WILL BE ON FRI.

&&

.MARINE...
FORECASTER CONFIDENCE LEVELS...

LOW...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT. 
MODERATE...30 TO 60 PERCENT. 
HIGH...GREATER THAN 60 PERCENT.

SHORT-TERM /THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/...

TODAY...

SSW WINDS INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 
INCREASE ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE SOUTH COASTAL WATERS. PATCHY FOG AND 
DRIZZLE IMPACT THE SOUTH WATERS THIS MORNING. IMPROVING THIS 
AFTERNOON. MODERATE TO HIGH CONFIDENCE.

TONIGHT...

SSW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT POSSIBLE. PATCHY FOG WILL 
LIMIT VSBY. A FEW STRONG T-STORMS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. LOW CONFIDENCE ON T-STORM FORECAST.

TUESDAY...

SSW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT POSSIBLE. PATCHY 
MORNING FOG MAY REDUCE VSBY. A FEW STRONG T-STORMS POSSIBLE. LOW
CONFIDENCE ON T-STORM FORECAST.

OUTLOOK /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...MODERATE CONFIDENCE.

WEDNESDAY...MODERATE CONFIDENCE. W/SW WINDS BELOW SCA BUT GUSTS TO 
20 KT POSSIBLE. SEAS SUBSIDING. 

THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...LOW CONFIDENCE. WINDS AND SEAS WILL DEPEND ON 
TRACK AND TIMING OF LOW PRES APPROACHING THE REGION. COULD SEE A 
PERIOD OF GUSTY NE WINDS...ESPECIALLY FRI.

&&

.BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
MA...NONE.
RI...NONE.
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT 
     TUESDAY FOR ANZ230>237-250-251-254>256.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...NOCERA/DUNTEN
NEAR TERM...NOCERA/DUNTEN
SHORT TERM...NOCERA
LONG TERM...DUNTEN
AVIATION...NOCERA/DUNTEN
MARINE...NOCERA/DUNTEN

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