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FXUS63 KIWX 300753
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
353 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 102 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

A TROUGH AXIS OVER THE REGION WILL CONTINUE TO WEAKEN TODAY INTO
TONIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN LOWER CHANCES FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND POTENTIALLY SOME SUNSHINE BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON. HIGHS TODAY
ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE UPPER 70S AND LOW 80S...WITH LOWS
TONIGHT DROPPING BACK INTO THE 60S. NEXT WEEK WILL FEATURE ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 352 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

MID-UPPER LEVEL SHEAR AXIS WILL CONTINUE TO EDGE/DECAY SLOWLY
EAST INTO EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA TODAY...WHILE AT
THE SFC A SUBTLE/DIFFUSE TROUGH (ENHANCED BY LAKE MICHIGAN OVER
NORTHERN IL/SOUTHERN LOWER MI AS OF THIS WRITING) SINKS INTO
NORTHERN INDIANA. DRYING ALOFT OVER VERY MOIST LOW LEVELS WILL
LIKELY SUPPORT LOW STRATUS AND AREAS OF FOG THROUGH LATE MORNING
ACROSS NW IN/SW LOWER MI IN THE VICINITY OF THE LOW LEVEL
TROUGH...WITH LATEST OBSERVATIONAL TRENDS SUGGESTING THE BETTER
POTENTIAL FOR DENSE FOG WILL BE ALONG THE IMMEDIATE LAKE MI
SHORELINE.

CHANCES FOR ADDITIONAL SHOWERS (ISOLATED AT BEST) APPEAR RATHER LOW
(5-15%) THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON GIVEN RADAR TRENDS AND WANING
LIFT/MOISTURE QUALITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABOVE MENTIONED MID-
UPPER LEVEL SHEAR ZONE (DRIER AIR ALOFT DEFINITELY MAKING INROADS
PER MORNING WATER VAPOR). SCT SHOWER/ISO THUNDER CHANCES INCREASE
A BIT (15-35 PERCENT...HIGHEST ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF THE HWY 24
CORRIDOR) MID AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING GIVEN EXPECTATIONS
FOR WEAK SURFACE BASED DESTABILIZATION/HEATING (NEAR 1000 J/KG
POSSIBLE IF AFTN HIGHS REACH THE LOW 80S AND DEWPOINTS LINGER IN
THE MID-UPPER 60S) AND WEAK FORCING MECHANISMS MENTIONED ABOVE. AS
FOR LATER TONIGHT...LIGHT/CALM WINDS, CLEARING SKIES, AND RESIDUAL
NEAR SFC MOISTURE MAY SUPPORT SOME FOG DEVELOPMENT.

&&

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 352 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

THE UPPER LEVEL SHORT WAVE WHICH WILL DECAY ACROSS THE REGION ON
SUNDAY WILL REMAIN SPRAWLED ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY ON
MONDAY. THIS VERY WEAK FORCING COMBINED WITH DAYTIME HEATING AND
WEAK SURFACE BASED INSTABILITY MAY BE SUFFICIENT FOR AN ISOLATED
SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM SOUTH ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
THE FORECAST AREA MONDAY AFTERNOON. WILL KEEP THE FORECAST DRY AT
THIS POINT WITH EXPECTATION THAT ANY BETTER CHANCE FOR ANY
ISOLATED SHOWER MAY REMAIN SOUTH/SOUTHEAST OF LOCAL AREA.
MID/UPPER LEVEL RIDGE AMPLIFICATION WILL BE UNDERWAY TO THE WEST
OF THE AREA ON MONDAY...WITH THIS UPPER RIDGING GRADUALLY FOLDING
OVER THE WEAK SHEARED UPPER PV ANOMALY ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER
VALLEY MONDAY NIGHT. WHILE A POCKET OF SLIGHTLY COOLER LOW LEVEL
TEMPS WILL PERSIST IN ASSOCIATION WITH THIS WEAK UPPER
WAVE...BETTER INSOLATION ON MONDAY SHOULD SUPPORT HIGHS BACK INTO
THE LOWER TO MID 80S FOR MOST LOCATIONS.

BY TUESDAY...REMNANTS OF THIS WEAK PV ANOMALY WILL BEGIN TO LIFT
BACK NORTHWARD ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA WITH SUFFICIENT NEAR SFC BASED
MOISTURE AVAILABLE FOR AT LEAST WEAK AFTERNOON SURFACE BASED
INSTABILITY. HAVE NOT STRAYED FAR FROM PREVIOUS FORECAST AND WILL
MAINTAIN SLIGHT CHANCE TSRA POPS FOR TUESDAY DUE TO COMBINATION OF
THIS WEAK UPPER FORCING DURING PEAK HEATING. DID CONTEMPLATE
REMOVING WX MENTION FOR WED/THU...BUT HAVE ALSO MAINTAINED ISOLD
DAYTIME POPS FOR THIS PERIOD AS A SERIES OF WEAK PACIFIC
PERTURBATIONS TEMPORARILY SUPPRESS BUILDING CENTRAL CONUS RIDGING...
WHICH COULD BE ENOUGH TO GENERATE SOME ISOLD AFTERNOON CONVECTION
EACH DAY. CONTINUED TEMP MODERATION SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT TEMPERED
TUE/WED BY SOME WAA INDUCED CLOUDINESS...BUT STILL INTO THE MID TO
UPPER 80S FOR BOTH DAYS.

REAMPLIFICATION OF UPPER LEVEL RIDGING SHOULD TEND TO SUPPRESS ANY
ADDITIONAL LOW END PRECIP CHANCES BY FRI/SAT WITH SOME INDICATIONS
IN MEDIUM RANGE MODELS OF LOW LEVEL EASTERLY FLOW SETTING UP TOWARD
THE END OF THE PERIOD AS UPPER RIDGE AXIS REMAINS JUST WEST OF THE
AREA. THIS SHOULD ALLOW TO KEEP FURTHER TEMP MODERATION IN CHECK
WITH HIGHS GENERALLY IN MID 80S AND LOWS IN MID 60S FOR THIS PERIOD.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 102 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

FLIGHT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO STEADILY DETERIORATE EARLY THIS
MORNING AT KSBN NEAR DIFFUSE SFC BOUNDARY. LIGHT WINDS/MOIST LOW
LEVELS NEAR THIS FEATURE...ALONG WITH SOME DRYING ALOFT...SHOULD
ALLOW FOR A PERIOD OF IFR/LIFR STRATUS/FOG TOWARD DAYBREAK...WITH
IMPROVEMENT LATER IN THE MORNING/AFTERNOON.

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS (POSSIBLY A RUMBLE OF THUNDER) WILL
CONTINUE TO IMPACT KFWA THROUGH APPROXIMATELY  08-09Z AS SUBTLE
VORT MAX EMBEDDED IN MID-UPPER LEVEL SHEAR AXIS PROPAGATES
THROUGH. OTHERWISE...COULD SEE TIMES OF MVFR THROUGH MID MORNING
HERE...WITH A SCT/BKN CLOUD DECK MOST LIKELY BTW 3-7 KFT FOR MOST
OF THE TAF CYCLE.

COULD SEE A FEW SHOWERS/STORMS DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
NORTHERN INDIANA ALONG WEAKENING TROUGH AXIS...BUT
COVERAGE/CHANCES APPEAR TOO LOW ATTM FOR A SHRA/VCTS MENTION.

&&

.IWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...NONE.
MI...NONE.
OH...NONE.
LM...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...STEINWEDEL
SHORT TERM...STEINWEDEL
LONG TERM...MARSILI
AVIATION...STEINWEDEL


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