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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
324 AM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

LATEST UPDATE...
SYNOPSIS/SHORT TERM/LONG TERM/MARINE

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 324 AM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

THERE`S A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY, BUT A
BETTER CHANCE SUNDAY. WE/LL SEE A LITTLE SUNSHINE TODAY ALONG WITH
SOME CLOUDS. IT WILL BE NOTICEABLY MORE HUMID TODAY AS SOUTH WINDS
PUSH MORE MOISTURE NORTHWARD. AFTER SUNDAY`S STORMS...SOME OF WHICH
MAY BE STRONG...COOLER WEATHER WILL DEVELOP MONDAY. TEMPERATURES
WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH 70 MONDAY...SO DEFINITELY CHILLY FOR THE END
OF JULY. THE COOLER WEATHER WILL ONLY LAST A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE A
WARMING DEVELOPS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 324 AM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

FORECAST CONCERNS DEAL WITH CONVECTIVE TRENDS THROUGH THE PERIOD.

OVERALL...AM NOT IMPRESSED WITH PCPN POTENTIAL TODAY. IT/S NOT
ZERO...BUT IT`S NOT REAL HIGH EITHER. A THUNDERSTORM HAS RECENTLY
DEVELOPED OVER NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND IS MOVING ESE. THIS IS
ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK SHORT WAVE THAT WILL MOVE OVER NORTHERN
LOWER. WE`VE GONE WITH CHC POPS OVER THE NRN CWA AND SLIGHT CHC
ACROSS THE SOUTH. THEN DRY TONIGHT.

WV IMAGERY SHOWS A WRAPPED UP SHORT WAVE OVER WESTERN MANITOBA. THIS
LOW WILL DROP SOUTHEAST AND ACROSS THE CWA SUNDAY IN CONJUNCTION
WITH A SFC LOW. THIS SYSTEM HAS SOME STRONG DYNAMICS WITH IT. LI/S
NEAR -6C/SBCAPE NEAR 2500 J/KG /0-6KM BULK SHEAR 40-50KTS.
ORDINARILY...THIS WOULD BE A RECIPE FOR SEVERE STORMS. HOWEVER...THE
TRACK OF THE LOW DIRECTLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL CWA SUGGESTS THAT THE
STRONGEST STORMS MAY REMAIN JUST SOUTH OF THE CWA IN NORTHERN
INDIANA SUNDAY. THIS IS WHERE SLIGHT AND MODERATE RISKS ARE. THAT
SAID...A FEW STRONGER STORMS CERTAINLY WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG/SOUTH
OF I-94.

AS THE LOW MOVES BY LATE SUNDAY...A SECONDARY COLD FRONT WILL DROP
SOUTH AND GENERATE A FEW SHOWERS. THESE SHOWERS WILL LINGER INTO
MONDAY AS COLDER AIR ALOFT MOVES OVER LOWER MICHIGAN AND STEEPER
LAPSE RATES DEVELOP. MONDAY WILL BE MUCH COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S/LOWER 70S.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 324 AM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

LONG TERM PERIOD IS DOMINATED BY UPPER TROUGHING THAT IS IN PLACE
ALMOST THE ENTIRE TIME FRAME. THE TROUGH IS AT ITS DEEPEST IN THE
FIRST COUPLE FORECAST PERIODS...MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY WITH
HEIGHTS RISING A BIT EACH DAY THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

WE ARE LOOKING AT DIURNALLY DRIVEN SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS IN AND AROUND PEAK HEATING IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING. THERE IS NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF SURFACE FEATURES TO KEY
ON...SO WITH THE UPPER JET SOUTH OF THE GREAT LAKES THE COOL MID
LEVEL/JULY HEATING REGIME SHOULD RESULT IN DAILY SHOWERS/STORMS.

IN REGARD TO TEMPERATURES...THE START OF THE WEEK WILL BE
COOL...WITH GRADUALLY WARMING TEMPERATURES. NORMAL HIGHS ARE IN THE
LOWER 80S THIS TIME OF YEAR. HIGHS SHOULD WARM EACH DAY FROM THE LOW
70S ON TUESDAY TO AROUND 80 BY WEEKS END.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SATURDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1135 PM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

INCREASING MOISTURE WILL SUPPORT LOWERING CEILING HEIGHTS INTO
SATURDAY...HOWEVER IT LOOKS LIKE MAINLY VFR WEATHER TO OCCUR. KMKG
WILL LIKELY SEE THE LOWEST CEILINGS...IN THE MVFR CATEGORY.
HOWEVER IN THE AFTERNOON THEY SHOULD RISE OF VFR AS WELL. WHILE IT
DOES BECOME UNSTABLE SAT AFTN...NOT MUCH TO FOCUS STORM
DEVELOPMENT...SO TAFS ARE PRIMARILY DRY.


&&

.MARINE...
ISSUED AT 324 AM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 15 KNOTS WILL RESULT IN 1 TO 2 FOOT WAVES
TODAY. STRONGER WINDS AND CONSEQUENTLY HIGHER WAVES ARE EXPECTED
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY AS A PUSH OF COLDER AIR FLOWS DOWN THE
LAKE. A SCA WILL PROBABLY BE NEEDED DURING THAT TIME FRAME.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
ISSUED AT 1206 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

AFTER A STRETCH OF MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE AREA
WE WILL SEE MULTIPLE CHANCES OF RAIN OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
ONE ROUND WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE THROUGH LATE TONIGHT AND INTO
SATURDAY MORNING WHILE THE ANOTHER ROUND WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AREA WIDE...TOTALS SHOULD AVERAGE OUT
AROUND ONE-QUARTER TO ONE-HALF INCH THROUGH SUNDAY. LOCALIZED HEAVIER
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND THUNDERSTORMS WHERE AMOUNTS ARE
LIKELY BE BE HIGHER.

ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR RAIN EXIST GOING INTO NEXT WEEK. AT THIS
POINT LONG TERM 5-7 DAY TOTALS ARE MORE ON THE BENEFICIAL SIDE
WITH RECENT DRY WEATHER. OVERALL...RIVER FLOODING DOES NOT LOOK
LIKELY. ANTICIPATED RAINFALL SHOULD ONLY RESULT IN MINOR RISES.

&&

.GRR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MI...NONE.
LM...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...93
SHORT TERM...93
LONG TERM...DUKE
AVIATION...MJS
HYDROLOGY...JAM
MARINE...93








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