Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGRB 190404

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
1104 PM CDT Mon Sep 18 2017

Updated aviation portion for 06Z TAF issuance

.SHORT TERM...Tonight and Tuesday
Issued at 243 PM CDT Mon Sep 18 2017

A northeast to southwest area of showers moved into north central
Wisconsin this afternoon. Mid level short wave energy and
isentropic lift due to warm advection appear to be the main
reasons for the showers. Models were showing measurable rainfall
in much of the forecast area this afternoon and evening, with
little or nothing later tonight or Tuesday morning.

Strong warm advection should bring much above normal temperatures
to the area on Tuesday. Highs away from Lake Michigan will he
mainly in the lower to middle 70s.

.LONG TERM...Tuesday Night Through Monday
Issued at 243 PM CDT Mon Sep 18 2017

A warm front lifting north through the western Great Lakes region
will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area Tuesday night
into Wednesday morning. Instability will be fairly marginal
during this initial band of precipitation so severe weather is not

Later Wednesday afternoon and evening a cold front will sweep
through the western Great Lakes region. This front will have 2 to
3 J/g of MUCAPE available to it along with 30 to 40 knots of bulk
shear and 1.5 to 1.75 inches of PWAT. Despite the instability and
shear, dynamics are expected to be fairly weak with the main
shortwave tracking northeast away from the region as the cold
front passes through. However the timing of the cold front, during
the afternoon and evening hours, will be favorable for showers
and thunderstorm development as it moves through the area. Given
the instability, shear, and moisture any thunderstorms that form
ahead of the cold front will have a marginal risk to be severe,
with gusty winds, large hail, and heavy rain being the main

The cold front will fizzle out as it tracks through the region
Wednesday night and linger across the region through the end of
the week. This will keep the chance for showers and thunderstorms
across the area as high temperatures soar into the middle to upper
80s across the region on Friday. Ridging will keep these warm
temperatures in place across the western Great Lakes during the
weekend, with fairly dry weather expected across most of the cwa.
An area of low pressure will stall out over the upper Mississippi
Valley during this period, with some showers and thunderstorms
possibly spilling over into extreme northwestern sections of
north-central Wisconsin.

This low will eventually slowly track east next Monday as the
upper level ridging moves east, bringing showers and thunderstorms
back to the region as high temperatures fall back into the 70s
under mostly cloudy skies.

.AVIATION...for 06Z TAF Issuance
Issued at 1103 PM CDT Mon Sep 18 2017

Radar trends last few hours has indicated areal coverage of light
shower activity has been diminishing steadily. Short-term model
guidance suggests only isolated light showers or sprinkles will
remain by over eastern Wisconsin for the remainder of tonight as
weak upper-level impulse moves away from the area. Although
ceilings will generally remain in the VFR category, some areas of
MVFR cigs are possible especially over central Wisconsin where
light precipitation was a bit more widespread earlier this evening.
However, confidence was not high enough to go below VFR after
midnight for this issuance given current rapid decay of light
precipitation. Generally VFR conditions on Tuesday as weak upper
ridging commences downstream of robust shortwave trough
approaching the intermountain west.



LONG TERM......Kurimski
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