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FXUS63 KIWX 181810
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
210 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 210 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

Dry and partly cloudy conditions this afternoon and evening will
be followed by chances for scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms later tonight into Saturday morning. Lows tonight
will drop into the 60s, with highs on Saturday near 80 degrees.
High pressure then builds in later Saturday through Monday with
dry conditions and seasonable temperatures. Monday night through
Tuesday evening will feature the next chances for showers and
thunderstorms as a cold front moves through the region.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday)
Issued at 210 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

A shortwave over the Upper Midwest will sharpen southeast into
leftover longwave troughing over the Great Lakes region later
tonight into early Saturday. Backing low-mid level flow with this
seasonably strong wave will tighten the downstream moisture/thermal
gradient over nrn IN/nw OH with a 3-6 hour window for rain...best
chances 5-11z across nrn IN/Lower MI and nw OH 8-14z. Elevated
instability into the developing frontal slope may support a few
thunderstorms and brief heavy downpours. The overall moisture
quality does appear to be somewhat lacking with this system
despite good deep layer dynamics. This may keep precipitation more
showery.

Subsident northwest flow in wake of the upper wave will allow for
quick drying and clearing from west to east by later Saturday
morning and afternoon. This clearing should allow afternoon highs to
recover to near 80F.

&&

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 210 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

The synoptic pattern will briefly transition to a more zonal flow
configuration Sunday into Monday. This will promote mainly dry and
warmer conditions with weak low level ridging dominating during this
time.

Upper level longwave trough amplification into the Eastern US mid-
late week then brings a strong cold through around Tuesday/Tuesday
night, followed by cooler/dry wx Wednesday through Friday. A
couple rounds of showers/storms may accompany the frontal passage
Monday night through Tuesday night with severe weather not out of
the question Tuesday aftn/eve given ample pre-frontal moisture
return under increasing wsw flow aloft.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Saturday Morning)
Issued at 625 AM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017

MVFR cigs struggling to work south towards KSBN this morning with
trends suggesting at worst a tempo group being needed for a few
hours. Otherwise, breezy conditions late am into this afternoon
with VFR conditions to prevail until after 6Z when fast moving
system will bring at least a shot for showers/storms to the area.
Keeping VFR for the time being, but potential for brief periods of
MVFR will need to be monitored.

&&

.IWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...Beach Hazards Statement until 4 PM CDT this afternoon for INZ003.

MI...Beach Hazards Statement until 5 PM EDT this afternoon for MIZ077.

OH...NONE.
LM...Small Craft Advisory until 5 PM EDT this afternoon for LMZ043-
     046.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...Steinwedel
SHORT TERM...Steinwedel
LONG TERM...Steinwedel
AVIATION...Fisher


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