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FXUS61 KBOX 190544

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Taunton MA
144 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

High pressure will maintain dry weather and warmer than normal 
temperatures through the weekend.


140 AM Update

As of 130 PM, skies were still clear over almost all of southern
New England. However, low clouds and fog had developed over
portions of upper Cape Cod from Falmouth to Hyannis. The trend
toward developing areas of low cloudiness and fog will continue
overnight, especially from Willimantic, CT eastward to Taunton,
MA and Plymouth, MA. Temperatures have dipped into the upper 
30s at Orange and to 40 at Norwood. Lows will mainly be in the
40s elsewhere except near 50 in Boston and lower 50s on


Upper lvl shortwave continues opening trend as it moves across S
New England during the late afternoon/evening hours. The
attendant cold front loses its baroclinicity and is associated
with little to no moisture increase so aside from a few more SCT
clouds are possible, but this fropa passes with little fanfare.
SFC pres gradient response yields an increase, so S-SW flow will
be breezy with a few wind gusts around 25 mph during the
afternoon. Temps a bit milder in spite of the SCT clouds thanks
to weak warm advection aloft ahead of the wave. Looking at
widespread low 70s.

Tomorrow night...
Weak front shifts E. Gradient winds shift to the W but weaken
inland as pres gradient weakens rapidly with the core of a
stronger high pres shifting E. Winds may remain elevated near
shore. The slight increase in moisture thanks to S gradient flow
during the day will limit overnight mins further still,
suggesting more widespread upper 40s to low 50s.


* Above average temps and dry conditions lasting into Monday
* Precipitation chances are increasing for mid-next week.  

Pattern Overview/Confidence...

12z guidance is in good agreement for the long term. Passing frontal 
system an associated trough will push offshore by Friday morning. 
Anomalous ridging will develop across the East Coast pushing heights 
and temperatures 2 STD above normal. This strong ridge will last 
into early next week before a pattern change appears to take hold of 
the area. Digging trough will dip into the Gulf states with the 
potential for a closed low peeling off. Another wave will begin to 
dive into the Ohio Valley which could result in phasing to a 
negatively tilted trough putting much of the East Coast near 3-4 STD 
below normal in heights fields. This pattern change will result in 
cooler conditions and unsettled weather. 


Temperature Forecast...

Overall trend in the forecast is for above average temperatures 
through the period. Cool front will sweep through the region 
Thursday night leading to a cooler day on Friday, but still above 
average. Anomalous ridge will begin to build for the weekend into 
Monday resulting in high temps into the mid 70s. Tuesday's and even 
Wednesday's temperature forecast is a bit trickier as it is 
dependent on the timing of the front. Thus will trend towards a 
model consensus until guidance gets a better handling on the FROPA. 

Precipitation Forecast...

High pressure will take over the area on Friday through Monday 
leading to dry weather. Next chance or precipitation will be around 
the Tuesday timeframe when a potent trough will dig into the Ohio 
Valley and towards the East Coast. Ensemble guidance is trending 
towards a very wet pattern with high PWAT values and strong 
southerly LLJ. This is in conjunction with the several waves of low 
pressure that will ride along the trough both Tuesday and Wednesday.


Forecaster Confidence Levels...

Low - less than 30 percent. 
Moderate - 30 to 60 percent. 
High - greater than 60 percent.

Short Term /through Friday/...Generally high 

0540Z update...
Areas of low clouds with IFR ceilings and visibilities below a
mile in fog will be developing across eastern CT, RI, and 
southeast MA. As of 130 AM, fog was already being reported at
Taunton, Falmouth, and Hyannis. VFR then returns during the day
Thursday and continues Thursday night. 

SW flow expected through daylight hours today, with a gradual 
shift to the W is Thursday evening/overnight.

KBOS Terminal...High confidence in TAF. 

KBDL Terminal...Moderate confidence in TAF. Although VFR
dominates there is a low risk for localized IFR ceilings 
developing toward daybreak, especially to the east of the

Outlook /Friday Night through Monday/...

High Confidence. VFR.


Forecaster Confidence Levels...

Low - less than 30 percent. 
Moderate - 30 to 60 percent. 
High - greater than 60 percent.

Short Term /through Friday/...High confidence. 

Quiet boating weather into early this morning.

Thursday and Thursday night... S-SW winds increase tomorrow 
afternoon with gusts to around 25 kt likely over all waters by 
late afternoon and a slight increase in outer seas to near 5 ft.
These winds persist into the overnight but slowly diminish as 
they shift to the W late tomorrow night. Small Craft Advisories 
will be issued for all waters.

Outlook /Friday Night through Monday/...High confidence.

Great boating weather as high pressure prevails through the 
upcoming weekend with sub SCA conditions.


Ahead of a very weak cold front tomorrow (with which no 
precipitation is expected) S-SW winds will gust 20-25 mph across
much of the region. Relatively mild conditions (highs in the 
low-mid 70s) and continued dry dewpoints in the mid 40s to low
50s will yield min RH values near 30 percent. With an overall
lack of precipitation of late this suggests elevated fire
weather for the day tomorrow.


MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from 2 PM this afternoon to 6 AM EDT 
     Friday for ANZ231>234.
     Small Craft Advisory from 2 PM this afternoon to midnight EDT 
     tonight for ANZ230-236.
     Small Craft Advisory from 4 PM this afternoon to 6 AM EDT 
     Friday for ANZ235-237-255-256.
     Small Craft Advisory from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 AM EDT 
     Friday for ANZ250-251-254.



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