AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL

SHORT TERM...(THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT)...ALTHOUGH THE
CENTER OF THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL RETROGRADE WESTWARD ON SATURDAY
AND ALLOW A WEAK SHORTWAVE TO APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST AND
ENHANCE POPS SLIGHTLY FOR THE AFTERNOON...IT WILL STILL BE THE
DOMINANT SYNOPTIC LEVEL FEATURE WITH THE OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND
HUMIDITY EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. IN FACT...THE
RIDGE IS EXPECTED TO HEAD BACK EASTWARD TOWARDS THE CWA ON SUNDAY
AND MONDAY...GIVING US LITTLE IF ANY RELIEF FROM THIS CURRENT
PROLONGED HEAT WAVE. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO APPROACH OR
EXCEED THE CENTURY MARK IN MANY LOCATIONS AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE
COAST...WITH LOW TEMPERATURES STILL WELL ABOVE CLIMO IN THE MID TO
UPPER 70S INLAND AND THE LOWER 80S AT THE BEACHES. ALSO...WITH THESE
VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH DEWPOINTS CONTINUING...WILL GO AHEAD
AND ISSUE ANOTHER HEAT ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY AND HOLD OFF FOR SUNDAY
AT THE PRESENT TIME.


.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH NEXT FRIDAY)...
AT THE START OF THE PERIOD...THE E COAST TROUGH WILL BEGIN LIFTING
AWAY AND THAT WILL ALLOW THE UPPER RIDGE CENTERED OVER THE S CENTRAL
STATES TO BUILD EWD ONCE AGAIN. THIS WILL KEEP THE FORECAST AREA
SIZZLING FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF NEXT WEEK WITH POPS BELOW NORMAL.
DAYTIME HIGHS WILL GET INTO THE UPPER 90S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE
MID 70S. A FEW SPOTS COULD REACH 100 DEGREES ON MON OR TUE. BY
WED...THE RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO SLIDE W ONCE AGAIN AS A TROUGH DIGS
INTO THE NERN STATES. THERE IS ALSO AN INDICATION IN BOTH THE GFS
AND EURO THAT A THE TROPICAL WAVE CURRENTLY OUT IN THE ERN ATLANTIC
COULD BE APPROACHING THE BAHAMAS OR FL BY THE WEEKEND. WE WILL
INDICATE SOME INCREASE IN MOISTURE FROM THE SE BY FRI WITH A
CORRESPONDING SLIGHT DROP IN TEMPS. EMPHASIS ON THE WORD SLIGHT.

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