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FXUS63 KIWX 200800

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
400 AM EDT Mon Mar 20 2017

Issued at 356 AM EDT Mon Mar 20 2017

Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected early this
morning as an upper level disturbance moves over the area. Hail is
possible with any of the storms. Hail is also possible as more
widepread showers and storms move across the area this afternoon.
It will turn colder midweek with highs on Wednesday only in the
middle to upper 30s. A warmup is expected by Friday with
temperatures climbing into the 60s but rain chances return for
late week and the weekend with this warmup.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 351 AM EDT Mon Mar 20 2017

A couple of upper level disturbances will move across the forecast
area today. Given the elevated nature of the convection with the
colder layer below the inversion and given the arrival of an
elevated mixed layer with steep mid level lapse rates, storms with
hail are favorable today. Hail size up to an inch appear likely
today; both early this morning with the initial short wave, but also
this afternoon with the second short wave. Hail sizes above 1 inch
are also possible. This second system should move through this
evening with the hail potential diminishing rapidly this evening.


.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 351 AM EDT Mon Mar 20 2017

The Tuesday system is expected to track farther south than earlier
expected, so have greatly limited rain chances over southern areas.
Otherwise, a large Canadian high pressure area will build into the
Great Lakes region Wednesday and bring much colder air to the
area. Highs Wednesday will only be in the 30s to around 40 with
lows Tuesday and Wednesday nights falling to around 20. Chances
for rain will increase with the next system Thursday night into
Saturday. Heavy rain is possible with this late week system,
although wintry weather is not expected.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday Night)
Issued at 143 AM EDT Mon Mar 20 2017

Focus remains on upstream elevated convection breaking out from wrn
MI swwd into ern IA. Lots of accas noted in GOES-16 through nrn IL
and suspect given unstable elevated mixed layer and increasing low
level theta-e ridging advecting east this line will fill in. CAMS
guidance looks a bit slow compared to radar trends and will opt to
add brief ts mention early.

Otherwise much more significant forcing expected toward early aftn
invof KSBN and mid aftn invof KFWA along/ahead of sfc trough with a
period of vigorous storms likely and fuel alt conditions. Thereafter
post cold advection follows with mvfr or worse cigs.




SHORT TERM...Skipper
LONG TERM...Skipper

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