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FXUS61 KCLE 210248

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
1048 PM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

Diffuse boundary will push south of the area tonight then lift NE
across the area again late Friday.   Low Pressure will track along
the boundary across the area this weekend.



With high dewpoints persisting...will raise overnight low
temperatures slightly. Radar shows a few light showers drifting
into the southwest counties from near FDY to Morrow county. So
we will continue the slight chance for a few hours in and near
that area. Very high surface dewpoints over IN and IL are
helping to maintain more intense convection over IA and IL that
should remain west of the area.

Front should be SW of the forecast area on Friday providing a
dry forecast. More convection on tap for the weekend. The front
lifts into area again Friday night and stalls, with low pressure
tracking into Central lakes by daybreak Saturday.


Remnant convection is expected to be moving southeast into the
area along the instability gradient on Saturday morning.
Although the frontal boundary will be attempting to lift north
towards Lake Erie, incoming activity will likely align along
this boundary and tend to move southeast. The difficult
component is figuring out where the boundary gets held up at or
lift north with time. Degree of cloud cover and intensity of the
morning activity will play a role in additional development
during the afternoon/evening. If we see enough clearing, would
expect moderate destabilization to occur near and south of the
boundary with strong to severe storms possible during the
afternoon as the boundary tries to push north. Deep layer shear
should be sufficient for organized convection during the
afternoon with shortwave energy moving through the flow aloft.
Backed surface flow is expected in the vicinity of the front
with rotating storms possible.

Periods of heavy rain will be a concern over the weekend from late
Friday night through late Saturday night. Depending on the nature of
the convection as it arrives Saturday morning, training storms will
be possible as they move along the frontal boundary. The same will
be true both Saturday afternoon and again Saturday night. The
airmass will be very moist with PW values near 2 inches producing
efficient rainfall. QPF of 1-2" is likely across most of the
area over the weekend but locally higher amounts are expected.

Drier air will arrive from the west on Sunday. A chance of thunder
storms will remain but will be more scattered by Sunday afternoon
and night as a front arrives from the north. With residual low level
moisture, will continue with partly cloudy skies and a low chance of
showers in the south and east on Monday.


As the daytime heating starts to subside, any leftover instability
shra/tsra should be ending around 00z Mon eve. High pressure over
the area should then produce dry conditions thru Wed night before a
cold front sags south near Lake Erie by late thu to bring the next
chc for shra/tsra.

Temps will start out a little below normal for Tue then moderate to
near normal by Thu along with increasing dewpoints.


.AVIATION /00Z Friday THROUGH Tuesday/...
Expect VFR conditions to prevail overnight and Friday. Lingering
cumulus will dissipate over the next hour leaving patches of mid
and high clouds overnight. Patchy light fog of 4-5 miles is
possible between 07-13 UTC mainly where it rained today
generally south of US-30. Fair weather cumulus should form by
mid to late morning on Friday with dry weather expected. Light
southwest wind will become generally calm by midnight. A light
northerly wind is expected on Friday.

OUTLOOK...Non-VFR possible Friday night through Sunday in early
morning fog/mist or scattered thunderstorms.


A weak frontal boundary will settle south across Lake Erie tonight
with winds shifting to the north by Friday. The wind field is
expected to be light as high pressure builds over the lake and will
become more onshore by afternoon.

Winds on the lake over the weekend will be highly dependent on
thunderstorm activity as multiple rounds of thunderstorms may cross
the lake. Winds are expected to develop out of the southeast
Saturday morning as the frontal boundary pushes back north to near
the Lake. In the absence of significant thunderstorms, winds are
expected out of the southwest. Low pressure will track along this
boundary and eventually shift around to the north late Sunday as the
front pushes south again. High pressure will expand over the Great
Lakes early next week brining improving marine conditions.




NEAR TERM...LaPlante
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