Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
315 AM EDT Sun Jun 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
An upper trough will descend across the Great Lakes region
today though Tuesday. At the surface a cold front will pass
through the area today. A trough of low pressure will follow on
Tuesday. High pressure will take hold for mid week with more
seasonable temperatures to end the week.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
A broad upper trough will be across the Great Lakes region
today. Models show an embedded short wave moving across the
central lakes. At the surface, low pressure will also move
across the central lakes with a cold front ssw which will move
across the area today. Lapse rates are steep but BUFKIT shows
very little available moisture below the LCL and just above the
airmass drys out again. Better moisture will be across far
northeast OH and nwrn PA from noon on so will have chance/slight
chance pops there. Oddly, the lake may also help with the cool
air aloft late this afternoon when winds are more favorable.
Will go dry elsewhere. Highs, think late September.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/...
Tonight the NAM12 is the most aggressive with moisture into
northeast Ohio and nwrn PA however it may be picking up on lake
influences with 850mb temps down to +5 to +6C across the area
while lake temps are closer to +20C. Will bring likely pops into
nern OH and nwrn PA overnight with a chance of thunder there
and over the lake as well. Lake induced capes reach over 1200
j/kg at KERI with a favorable wind direction for "lake effect".
Monday another short waves rotates through the base of the
trough and across the central lakes with similar 850mb temps.
Will continue with likely pops Monday with improved dynamics as
well as lake induced capes which 1600-1700 J/KG. Winds however
will be trending more southwest so by mid/late afternoon the
lake influence may be confined to near the shore. Tuesday the
upper trough will move east and high pressure will build across
the lower Ohio Valley. May not quite be out of the woods in the
morning east so will need chance pops there however by afternoon
will dry out the forecast. Tuesday night and Wednesday will try
for dry with the high in place. COOL to start but moderating
into mid week.


&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
Precipitation chances will be increasing from Thursday into Thursday
night as southwesterly flow ahead of an approaching front advects
moist air into the region. A surface low will track across the
Central Great Lakes Thursday with a trailing cold front moving in
from the west Thursday afternoon into Thursday night. The front will
stall in the vicinity of northern or central Ohio Friday. This will
mean a continued chance for showers and storms Friday. The front
will lift back north of the area as a warm front Friday night as
another low cuts northeast across the Central Great Lakes. Its
associated cold front will move through Friday night.

Precipitation chances finally dwindle behind the front as we head
into the weekend. Thunderstorms Thursday and Friday may have the
potential to become severe. Additionally, depending on where exactly
the front stalls Friday, there may be some flooding concerns. More
on these possibilities in the coming days. Temperatures throughout
the long term will be near normal.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z Sunday THROUGH Thursday/...
A few showers may develop late this morning into early this
afternoon across extreme northeast Ohio into northwest
Pennsylvania. These could affect KERI, so have included a PROB30
for the time being. While an isolated shower is also possible as
far west as KCAK, probability is too low to include in the TAFs.
VFR cumulus will develop again on Sunday afternoon, likely
becoming broken (050) in the afternoon/evening across eastern
areas. Brief MVFR conditions possible in any shower. West winds
will become gusty again on Sunday with gusts of 20 to 25 knots.

OUTLOOK...Chance of isolated MVFR in showers Monday into
Tuesday morning with a trough aloft.

&&

.MARINE...
Westerly flow will continue today and it looks as if it should be a
tad stronger than yesterday. Have therefore gone ahead and issued a
Small Craft Advisory for the entire lakeshore. Winds will be
sustained near 20 knots with higher gusts. Waves will generally
range from 3 to 5 feet, with smaller waves within the Western Basin.
These westerly winds will continue Monday afternoon, when another
Small Craft Advisory will likely be needed.

A cold front will cross the lake early Tuesday, briefly flipping the
flow to the northwest. It continues to look like winds will not be
strong enough for small craft conditions behind this front. A
surface ridge will cross the lake Tuesday night with southerly winds
finally returning. South to southwest flow will then continue
through the end of the period.

&&

.CLE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OH...Beach Hazards Statement from noon EDT today through this
     evening for OHZ003-007>012-089.
PA...Beach Hazards Statement from noon EDT today through this
     evening for PAZ001.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory from noon today to 10 PM EDT this evening
 for LEZ142>149.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...TK
NEAR TERM...TK
SHORT TERM...TK
LONG TERM...Mottice
AVIATION...Mottice
MARINE...Mottice



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