Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGRB 221949

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
249 PM CDT MON AUG 22 2016

Forecast discussion for routine afternoon forecast issuance

.SHORT TERM...Tonight and Tuesday
Issued at 249 PM CDT Mon Aug 22 2016

Forecast issue for the rest of this afternoon into tonight
centers on the potential for convection to develop with the
increasing WAA pattern over the northwest half of the state.
Satellite imagery shows diurnal cu this afternoon with a
gradually expanding band of mid level clouds over western Wisconsin.
Morning Pwats for GRB were only 0.71 and slightly higher at msp
around 1.00 inches. Medium range progs persistent with developing
isolated showers around MSP mid afternoon and then lifting into
North Central Wisconsin by early evening. GFS actually developed
around 15z and not initializing well at the onset. An earlier HRRR
short range run lifted convection more toward central Wisconsin
by late afternoon or early evening before dissipating, but later
runs are focusing more toward North Central Wisconsin. Expect any
convection which develops to be very isolated due to limited
moisture so certainly do not want to expand on the current small
chance over North Central Wisconsin into Central Wisconsin.
Strongest waa with a LLJ of 40 to 50 kts working into Northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin late afternoon and evening, and
upper heights on the increase this afternoon into tonight. If and
where convection develops, westerly winds at the 700 mb will
likely produce an easterly flow due to storm motion.

Expect a dry day for Tuesday along with warmer and more humid
conditions as upper heights continue to build ahead of the strong
trough dropping into the Northern Plains. Day time high
temperatures to get into the lower to mid 80s for at least one

.LONG TERM...Tuesday Night Through Monday
Issued at 249 PM CDT Mon Aug 22 2016

A warm front may bring showers and thunderstorms
late Tuesday night and early Wednesday as it lifts north across
the area. There is just weak instability and high wet bulb zero
heights but some shear. Low temperatures will be held up due to
clouds and a steady south wind.

A surface wave and cold front should move through Wednesday
during the midday hours. Cloud cover will reduce surface based
instability but convergence along the front argues for at least
the chance of a strong or marginally severe storm. Cooler and
drier air lags behind the front and doesn`t really arrive until
Thursday. Dry and pleasant weather is likely Thursday through much
Saturday as a surface high moves across the western Great Lakes.

The upper flow is expected to become southwest Saturday afternoon
with an increasing chance of precipitation Saturday night and
Sunday as jet energy approaches from the central Plains and low
level winds bring warmer and more humid air in from the southern

.AVIATION...for 18Z TAF Issuance
Issued at 1238 PM CDT Mon Aug 22 2016

Vfr conditions to prevail this afternoon and tonight as high
pressure drifts southeast of the area. Southwest winds on the
backside of the high will increase this afternoon. Increasing
southwest winds in the boundary layer may also produce low level
shear conditions over Central and North Central Wisconsin taf
sites, including AUW, CWA and RHI.



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