Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Cleveland, OH
FXUS61 KCLE 242149
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
549 PM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016
A weakening cold front will move southeast across the area
tonight into monday. High pressure will cross the eastern Great
Lakes Tuesday into Thursday. Low pressure is expected to move out
of the plains across Ohio Friday into Saturday.
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY MORNING/...
First round of thunderstorm activity continues to move southeast
at this time and out of the area. Another line of showers and
thunderstorms are beginning to develop along the weak cold front
west of Lake Michigan at this time. This activity is progged to
move gradually east overnight and settle in over the forecast
area. Made some adjustments to POPs overnight for timing and areal
coverage. Otherwise, only minor adjustments to hourly temperatures
and dewpoint temperatures.
Temperatures have dropped in most areas due to the clouds and
showers/storms and the heat index is below the heat advisory
criteria so dropped the heat advisory.
The batch of strong thunderstorms have moved off to the east
although a few are still bubbling across the southern counties
south of Route 30. Those storms will drift off to the southeast.
Debris clouds/showers and a few rumbles of thunder across north
central Ohio will also slide off the southeast and should continue
to weaken as they have little support. New thunderstorms will
likely develop ahead of the cold front tonight as the low level
jet persists across the lower Great Lakes. On the fence as
whether to forecast "likely" or chance/scattered and ended up with
a little bit of both. Lows mostly 70 to 75.
.SHORT TERM /6 AM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/...
The cold front will slowly press southeast on Monday. It is a weak
front and will undoubtedly be shallow. The morning showers/storms
and any new thunderstorms may be influenced by outflow boundaries
so it is difficult to determine how much new development there
could be. Will continue with a forecast of increasing pops from
northwest to southeast. Lake Erie and the immediate lakeshore
should become dry in the afternoon.
The storms should all be southeast of the forecast area by Monday
night. Temperatures will begin to cool off, at least a little.
High pressure slides across the lower Great Lakes through mid
week. The air mass will be drier but it will still be warm. Upper
80s for most except along Lake Erie where a north wind will cool it
off just a bit.
.LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
Models continue to be in good agreement with high pressure
centered over the lower lakes by mid week. high pressure gradually
moves east allowing for temps to rise into the mid to upper 80s.
Models continue to move large area of low pressure across northern
Ohio by the end of the work week. Low pressure moves into area on
Friday and moves east of the area Saturday. As far as timing GFS
continues to be faster than the ECMWF. Used superblend for the
.AVIATION /18Z Sunday THROUGH Friday/...
Scattered thunderstorms will continue through the evening hours.
There will be a break late evening...then move tomorrow morning
with a cold front.
OUTLOOK...Non-VFR possible Monday in thunderstorms...especially
east. Non-VFR in fog/mist possible each morning.
Quiet conditions on the lake tonight give way to choppy conditions
in the east tomorrow. Winds will turn to the southwest and increase
to 10 to 15 knots tomorrow...behind a cold front will move across
the lake tomorrow morning. High pressure builds in quickly tomorrow
night and will remain over the lake through Thursday.