U.S. Weather Extremes for
Sunday, June 17, 2018

High Temperature

101°F at Mcallen/Miller Intl, TX

Low Temperature

34°F at Mammoth/June Lakes, CA

High Precipitation

5.83in at Hancock/Houghton Co, MI

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AFD issued by the Atlanta/Peachtree City, GA NWS forecast office.

FXUS62 KFFC 181606

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1206 PM EDT Mon Jun 18 2018


Near term update mostly on track with a few adjustments mainly to
dewpts in parts of the west and some initial cu field coverage a
bit thicker in the southeast. Still looking at about 18-20z for
some isolated to scattered convective initiation today but nothing
too widespread or intense. Previous discussion follows...



.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 742 AM EDT Mon Jun 18 2018/

.SHORT TERM /Today through Tuesday/...
A 07z analysis of the larger scale pattern reveals a longwave trough
roughly centered near the OR/NV/ID borders and a ridge located
downstream of this trough over much of the eastern US. Stronger belt
of westerly flow exists across eastern Canada...with some of this
flow extending down towards the northern Great Lakes. Near the
sfc...a slow moving cold front extends southwestward from a sfc
cyclone centered across eastern Canada into the northern GL and
Central Plains. High pressure exists across much of the Southern
US...with a weak trough noted east of the Appalachians.

Given the synoptic setup described above... a ridge in place in the
mid/upper levels over Georgia suggests little excitement in the
sensible weather pattern. Nonetheless...a weak low is found trapped
under the ridge just to the west of the area across AL/MS /water
vapor displays this nicely this morning/. This low is expected to
retrograde west so do not expect it to play much role across
Georgia. Still...plenty of moisture remains entrenched under the
ridge in the lower to mid levels which should help spark isolated to
scattered afternoon/evening convection. Weak vorticity noted at
700mb along with persistent weak sfc troughing may assist in
additional forcing across a portion of the CWA later...tho
confidence is low where/if this will occur. Given weak flow...any
thunderstorm activity will be slow moving and could pose a threat
for locally heavy rainfall and decent downbursts /suggested by
NAM/RAP/HRRR forecast sounding structure with steep lower level
lapse rates/. Convection should wind down after sunset.

Somewhat better ridging centered over Georgia on Tuesday as western
US trough dampens and pushes east into the Montana vicinity. This
should prevent afternoon convection from becoming
widespread...however given stagnant moisture in the low-mid
levels...ridging can`t completely eliminate thunderstorm
development. Temps thru the short term will be hot and muggy with
highs in the lower to mid 90s accompanied by 70s dewpoints.



.LONG TERM /Tuesday Night through Sunday/...
Through the week, broad upper level ridge remains the dominant
feature, with trapped moisture at the lower levels keeping diurnal
convection a pesky problem. Have continued chance pops through
Thursday, with the main concern being scattered thunderstorms and
heavy rain potential.

Ridge weakens through the latter half of the week as shortwave
approaches the area. Enhanced moisture moves into the region by
late Thursday as the upper level feature nears and travels across
portions of the Tennessee Valley. PoPs increase Friday and early
Saturday, but model solutions continue to show better moisture
shifting north of the area later Saturday. Seasonal pops return
behind the upper level trough as the axis shifts east of the area

Wednesday through Friday remain warm, and with high relative
humidity over the region, portions of central and eastern Georgia
could see heat index values in the low 100s. At this time these
values are below the Heat Advisory Criteria, but anyone with
outdoor activities should stay weather aware. Those spending
prolonged periods of time outdoors should take frequent breaks and
stay hydrated.



12Z Update...
Patchy fog around the area has shown up in CSG and MCN obs this
morning. Expect fog to begin to burnoff in the next hour or
so. MVFR/low cigs did not really materialize this morning over
TAF sites /except CSG with LIFR/. After a few hours of generally
clear skies this morning...afternoon cu field should develop and
persist thru the evening at 4-5kft. In addition...isolated to
scattered convection will be possible in conjunction with peak
heating. A TEMPO has been included at all sites thru 00z. Winds
will remain on the west side under 10kts through Tuesday...tho not
entirely impossible to see an ob or two at NE. Do not expect this
to cause any impacts.

//ATL Confidence...12Z Update...
High on all elements.



Athens          93  72  95  73 /  30  20  30  20
Atlanta         91  74  93  75 /  30  20  30  20
Blairsville     88  66  88  67 /  30  20  30  20
Cartersville    92  71  93  71 /  30  20  30  20
Columbus        91  74  94  75 /  30  20  30  20
Gainesville     91  72  92  73 /  40  20  30  20
Macon           91  72  94  74 /  30  20  30  20
Rome            92  72  93  72 /  30  20  30  20
Peachtree City  91  71  93  72 /  30  20  30  20
Vidalia         91  73  94  75 /  40  20  30  20




SHORT TERM...Kovacik/Baker

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