Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
000
FXUS63 KDVN 282023
AFDDVN

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
323 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 323 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Thunderstorms have been festering over the forecast area through
much of the afternoon in the wake of the early morning heavy
rain producing storms. These storms have recently strengthened
some south of the Quad Cities. In the big picture, an upper level
shortwave was moving across northern IA and a 60 kt upper level
jet max is moving into western Iowa causing an uptick in storms
over northern and western IA and along the MO River in southwest
IA. Deep shear and increasing instability will favor severe storm
development and a tornado watch was just issued for most of IA and
northern MO.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Thursday)
ISSUED AT 323 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Severe weather and heavy rainfall will be the focus overnight
through at least Thursday night. Developing severe storms over
western and northern IA will likely evolve into a more linear
structure overnight and advance southeast over especially the
southern half of the local forecast area. Like last night, the
with abundant moisture, will continue a heavy rain threat. Deeper
wind shear, high CAPES and possibly boundary interactions will
lead to an enhanced severe risk with all modes including large
hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, especially late this afternoon
through evening. From late evening through overnight, the severe
threat will likely diminish, but will have to watch for any
possible back-building for a heavy rainfall threat, especially
over the forecast area south of I-80.

Forecast models largely continue the idea of the main boundary
stalling from west to east across southern IA or northern MO late
tonight and remaining there through Thursday. Additional mid level
shortwaves and high levels of moisture on a southwest low level
flow impinging on the boundary will continue the risk for heavy
rainfall and at least a slight risk for severe weather as
demonstrated by the SPC day 2 outlook with a slight risk over most
of the forecast area.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
ISSUED AT 323 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Another wave of showers and thunderstorms is possible for late
Friday into Saturday ahead of another shortwave traversing
through broad Upper Midwest/Great Lakes trough. However,
conditions will not be as conducive for heavy rainfall.

Semi-zonal to W/NW flow looks to keep things somewhat unsettled
late weekend through early next week with periodic shower
chances. Temperatures look to be near to slightly below normal
throughout the period.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday Afternoon)
ISSUED AT 145 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Strong to severe storms are expected across the area this
afternoon through this evening, and possibly much of the night
south of I-80. Some lingering low clouds may produce MVFR
ceilings at CID and DBQ early this afternoon. Otherwise, VFR
conditions will prevail through the afternoon. There is the
potential for low clouds possibly into MVFR range to develop
associated with thunderstorm complexes overnight into Thursday
morning, but confidence was not high enough to include in the
forecasts.


&&

.DVN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IA...NONE.
IL...NONE.
MO...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...Sheets
SHORT TERM...Sheets
LONG TERM...Sheets
AVIATION...Sheets



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.