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FXUS63 KIWX 230650

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
250 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Issued at 246 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Cooler and less humid conditions will prevail through the next
several days across the region. Highs today will be in the middle
to upper 70s and lows tonight in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Highs
may struggle to get above 70 in some areas on Thursday. The next
chance for any measurable precipitation doesn`t arrive till
possibly Monday


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 246 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

High pressure will begin to take control of the region today with
cooler and much less humid conditions. Enough residual moisture
will exist to allow for cu field to pop late morning into this
afternoon, but dry conditions will remain. Highs will be in the
lower to middle 70s with locations along the lakeshore barely
touching 70 with the NW flow off the lake.

Skies will clear out for most locations for tonight. However,
approaching disturbance out of Minnesota will bring enough moisture
and cold air aloft to allow for some lake effect cloud cover. Still
not expecting much more than partly cloudy skies closer to the


.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 246 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Upper level disturbance will ride the edge of the ridge bringing
increased clouds to much of the area, especially Thursday morning.
Cold air aloft will allow for a pocket of steep mid level lapse
rates (6.5-7 C/KM) which could stir up a few light showers near the
lakeshore areas as well as isolated waterspouts over the nearshore
waters. Will leave forecast dry for the time being given, but may
need to introduce at least some slgt chc pops in Berrien/LaPorte
counties. Will be a raw day by late August standards with some
locations not even getting close to 70, especially closer to the

Quiet conditions then settle in through the bulk of the period with
the next trough beginning to edge towards the area from the west
Mon/Tues. All models shows spurious QPF from any number of factors
over the area. Confidence remains low if pops will even workout,
especially Monday. Will go ahead and hold onto pops for Mon-Tues
with diminishing trend Monday night with loss of daytime heating.
Exact impacts from what is expected to be remnants of Harvey plus
potential east coast tropical system remain to be seen.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday Night)
Issued at 114 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017

VFR conditions expected through the period. Patchy strato cu at
base of inversion aloft continuing over nrn IN/swrn MI attm and
may persist overnight. Radiational cooling will saturate near sfc
layer early this morning but moisture very shallow, so no vsby
restrictions fcst. Sufficient lingering low level
moisture/instability for sct cu at fwa later today, while areas
near Lake Michigan should be a little more stable resulting in skc
at sbn.


IN...Beach Hazards Statement through this afternoon for INZ003.

MI...Beach Hazards Statement through this afternoon for MIZ077.

LM...Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM EDT this afternoon for LMZ043-



LONG TERM...Fisher

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