Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
1058 AM EDT Mon May 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will bring drier and cooler conditions for the
beginning of the week. Another system will approach the Ohio
Valley at midweek, bringing chances of rain back into the area.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
Upper level low pivots through the northern Great Lakes today,
with westerly flow across the Ohio Valley. Sfc high will build
into the region becoming centered over Ohio by evening. This
high will bring dry conditions and temperatures a little below
normal. Expect mainly sunny conditions with only some cirrus
streaming across the area. Highs today will be around 70.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY/...
High pressure will linger at the sfc tonight keeping the
region dry. Lows will drop to the lower to mid 50s.

Tuesday into Tuesday night, upper level energy will push the H5
low down the Mississippi Valley. This digging will delay the
eastward development of pcpn, keeping the region dry. Highs in
Tuesday will warm into the lower to mid 70s, before cooling back
to the lower to mid 50s.

&&

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
By Wednesday the center of the H5 low will be in the vicinity
of Missouri, with a sfc low over the lower Ohio Valley. The sfc
low will move eastward on Wednesday pushing an area of showers
and possibly some embedded thunder across the region.

12Z GFS/ECMWF runs have, interestingly, trended faster with the
progression of the upper low -- keeping rain chances around for
Thursday, but leaving Friday mostly dry. Will compromise this with
the previous forecast (and a desire to not go too fast with the
departure of an upper low) by allowing PoPs to continue into Friday
morning for the eastern half of the CWA. Though Thursday will remain
similar in temperature to Wednesday, fairer weather conditions will
allow for a notable increase in temperatures on Friday.

Model spread is quite high for the weekend forecast, giving low
confidence in the specifics. A very brief period of ridging is
expected to move across the Ohio Valley on Friday, before a series
of shortwaves in the pseudo-zonal flow begin to affect the region on
Saturday and Sunday. Within the GEFS suite and from run-to-run of
the operational ECMWF/GFS, there are insurmountable differences in
wave amplitude/timing. For now, low PoPs will be maintained through
the entire weekend, with slightly above normal temperatures.

&&

.AVIATION /15Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
VFR conditions will be found over the region as high pressure
builds behind an exiting cold front. Have general forecast of
scattered cirrus with a westerly wind that goes variable as the
high settles in the region this afternoon from the southwest.

OUTLOOK...MVFR ceilings possible Wednesday and Thursday.
MVFR visibilities possible Wednesday.

&&

.ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OH...None.
KY...None.
IN...None.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...Hickman/AR/Sites
NEAR TERM...AR/Sites
SHORT TERM...Sites
LONG TERM...Hatzos/Sites
AVIATION...Franks


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