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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
426 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Issued at 410 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Showers will expand across the area today as an upper low moves
into the region. Rain will end by late tonight before the next
system brings more rain by late Monday. Isolated storms and
moderate rain are possible today, but no significant impacts are
expected. Highs today and Monday will be in the upper 50s to the
middle 60s.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 418 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

An upper low and associated surface low was over northeast Missouri
and was moving northeast early this morning. The front that was over
northwest Indiana yesterday morning had sagged south and extended
from Lafayette to Muncie early this morning. A northeast to east
flow out of Canada across the chilly waters of Lake Erie with
temperatures in the 30s was spreading very cool air over far
southern Lower Michigan and northwest Ohio. Upstream aircraft
soundings showed a warm layer up to 17C near 900 mb. Given the low
track northwest of the area, favor a mixing out of the shallow cold
layer before cooler air spreads back into the area behind the low
tonight. Rain with embeded storms will spread northeast today.
Severe storms are not expected, although locally heavy rain is
possible. Rain will end tonight, with temperatures staying mild.


.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 418 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

The next in a series of upper level systems will eject northeast out
of the main upper trof and spread rain back across the area by late
Monday. Thermal profiles indicate all rain for this event. A third
and stronger system will arrive late this week.  In the interim
between the second and third systems, very cool air will spread
across the area during the middle of the week as a large high
pressure area builds south out of Canada. Lows Tuesday and Wednesday
nights will dip into the 30s. Rejected some 20s for now showing
up in the GFS MEX guidance. Kept the precipitation all rain for
now; however, the colder GFS BUFKIT was favoring a wintry mix at
the start of the event Thursday.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday Night)
Issued at 116 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

Vertically stacked low over nrn MO will lift ne to lower MI during
this taf period. Bands of rain to the east of the low center will
continue to impact the terminals overnight and through Sunday
morning with shower activity probably diminishing in coverage in
the aftn. Flight conditions range from ifr to vfr across nrn IN
attm. As the low approaches early this morning, moisture will
begin to advect into the area from the s-sw which should result in
low flight conditions becoming more widespread. Conditions should
improve to mvfr Sunday aftn as winds veer swly and the more
expansive bands of rain lift to the ne of the area.




SHORT TERM...Skipper
LONG TERM...Skipper

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