Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KILN 272352
AFDILN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
752 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH OF THE AREA THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...WITH THE ASSOCIATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD INTO THE
GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY...PROVIDING WARM AND MAINLY DRY
WEATHER THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO
APPROACH FRIDAY NIGHT...INCREASING THE CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/...
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PRODUCED
ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE OHIO RIVER THIS EARLY EVENING. THE STORMS
WILL GRADUALLY MOVE SSE AND OUT OF CWA WITHIN THE NEXT 3-4 HOURS
AND SHOW A MARKED DECREASE WITH THE SETTING SUN.

MAINLY MADE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE POPS FOR THE NEXT 6 HOURS AND
BUMPED TEMPERATURES DOWN TO REFLECT THE COOLER READINGS FROM THE
STORMS...GRADUALLY BUMPING THEM BACK TOWARDS THE EARLIER FORECAST
FOR TONIGHT.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
HIGH PRESSURE TO AGAIN BUILD INTO THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY AND
INTO FRIDAY. BUT MID/HIGH CLOUDS FROM THE AMPLIFYING TROUGH AND
ASSOC S/WV WILL SPILL OVER INTO THE RIDGE AREA...SO HAVE GONE WITH
A MIX OF CLOUDS/SUN. SO WHILE THE RIDGING WILL BRING INCREASING
TEMPERATURES...NOT QUITE AS WARM AS THE RECENT CONDITIONS. DRY
CONDITIONS THROUGH MID DAY FRIDAY AS THEN INCREASING INSTABILITY
AS THE RIDGE BEGINS TO PUSH TO THE SOUTHEAST AND THE TROUGH
ADVANCES TOWARD AREA. BROUGHT IN SLIGHT CHANCE OF MAINLY AFTERNOON
SHOWERS/STORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN MAINLY THE WEST...AND THEN SOME
EVIDENCE ON THE NAM/GFS YIELDS LL CONVERGENCE FRI NIGHT LIFTING NE
FROM KY INTO SOUTHERN OH.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
HAVE TAKEN A BLEND OF THE 00Z/12Z ECMWF ALONG WITH WPC GUIDANCE FOR
THE LONG TERM FORECAST. THE OTHER OPERATIONAL MODELS WERE NOT TOO
FAR OFF FROM THIS SOLUTION...BUT THEY WERE PERHAPS A LITTLE FASTER
WITH SOME OF THE S/WV ENERGY TO AFFECT THE REGION THIS WEEKEND. THE
CURRENT SOLUTION OFFERS SOME CONTINUITY WITH THE PREVIOUS FORECAST.

ON SATURDAY...WEAK WARM FRONTAL BOUNDARY SHOULD BE NEAR IF NOT JUST
NORTH OF THE FORECAST AREA DURING THE MORNING. THIS SHOULD LEAVE OUR
AREA IN THE WARM SECTOR AIRMASS FOR THE DAY. WITH MID LEVEL RIDGE
JUST OFF TO OUR SOUTHEAST...WE SHOULD SEE A VERY WARM/MUGGY DAY.
LOOKS LIKE PCPN ASSOCIATED WITH AN APPROACHING S/WV FROM THE MID MS
VLY WILL BRING A LOW CHANCE OF SHOWERS/STORMS TO WESTERN LOCATIONS BY
AFTERNOON. HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 80S TO THE LOWER 90S.

FOR SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...A TANDEM OF S/WVS WILL MOVE
EAST/NORTHEAST THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES WHILE A SFC FRONTAL BOUNDARY
LAYS OUT NE TO SW OVER THE GREAT LAKES AS WELL. MEANWHILE...ANOTHER
S/WV IS FORECAST TO ROUND NORTHEAST INTO THE OHIO VALLEY ON THE BACK
SIDE OF MID LEVEL RIDGE. THE COMBINATION OF THESE SYSTEMS AND SOME
UPPER LEVEL DYNAMICS/LOW LEVEL WEAK FORCING WILL BRING A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. BROUGHT POPS UP TO 50 PERCENT. CLOUDS AND
PCPN WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES WARM SATURDAY NIGHT BUT COOLER ON SUNDAY
WITH HIGHS MAINLY IN THE LOWER 80S.

FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY...MID LEVEL RIDGE MOVES OFF THE
SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST WHILE A MID LEVEL TROUGH DIGS EAST/SOUTHEAST
TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES. PCPN WILL WANE SUNDAY NIGHT AS ENERGY EXITS
TO THE EAST. ON MONDAY...WE WILL SEE LOW CHANCE POPS AS
SOUTH/SOUTHWEST MOIST FLOW CONTINUES OVER THE REGION.

A BETTER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS/STORMS WILL ARRIVE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY AS MID LEVEL TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES...PUSHING A
COLD FRONT SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES AND THE OHIO VALLEY.

HIGH PRESSURE IS THEN FORECAST TO BUILD SOUTH INTO THE REGION
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...BRINGING AN END TO THE PCPN AS WELL

&&

.AVIATION /00Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
CONVECTION WILL REMAIN OUT OF TAF SITES EARLY THIS EVENING AND
GENERAL CONSENSUS WITH THE BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE IS THAT CI WILL
BE THE PREVAILING CLOUD COVER. SOME MODELS ARE SHOWING A NARROW
BAND OF 6-8KFT CLOUDS TOMORROW ALONG WITH CI.

FOG CHANCES TONIGHT APPEAR TO BE BATTLING THE DRIER AIR COMING IN
FROM THE NORTH. KEPT PREVIOUS FOG FORECAST AND SUSPECT IT WILL BE
SLIGHTLY BETTER CHANCES FOR VFR CONDITIONS WITH THE TYPICAL DROP
IN VSBYS RIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE.

LIGHT NORTHEAST WINDS AOA 6KT WILL PREVAIL AS THE HIGH SETTLES
OVER THE REGION THURSDAY.

OUTLOOK...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

&&

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

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...JDR
NEAR TERM...FRANKS
SHORT TERM...JDR
LONG TERM...HICKMAN
AVIATION...FRANKS






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