Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
FXUS63 KIWX 281031

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
631 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

Issued at 430 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

There will be a break in the rain later today, but rain will
return Thursday and continue into Friday as a large upper level
system moves into the area. Rainfall amounts should range from
half an inch to over an in by late Friday. Highs the rest of the
week will be mainly in the 50s with lows in the 30s and 40s.


.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday)
Issued at 429 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

An upper level system centered over southern Ohio this morning
will move east today. The deformation zone associated with this
system will also move east as colder air spreads back over the
area. Rain will end early today over southeast areas followed by
clearing tonight. Lingering cloud cover today with chilly air will
hold highs today in the low to mid 50s. Clearing tonight will
allow temperatures to drop into the 30s over all areas, with lows
near freezing over far southern Lower Michigan.


.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Monday)
Issued at 429 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

An upper level system will track out of the Southern Plains
Wednesday and move into the Ohio Valley Region Thursday. A TROWAL
associated with system will move across the area Thursday afternoon
and will help enhance rainfall amounts. Precipitable water values
should climb to near climatological maxes of 1.25 for this time of
year. Expect rainfall amounts from 0.50 to 1.25 inches. Left thunder
out for now; however, some mainly elevated storms are possible south
of Highway 30. Severe weather should stay south of the area. Lingering
rain is possible Friday; however, high pressure will build across
the area this weekend with dry conditions and highs mainly in the


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Wednesday Morning)
Issued at 625 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

The rain shield has moved east of IN with some brief clearing
noted earlier at KSBN. Cigs will lower to IFR around 17Z at KSBN
before rising to MVFR around 00Z. Expect MVFR cigs at KFWA then
VFR after 04Z. Winds will generally be from the north northeast
between 5 and 10 kts.




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

Visit us at

Follow us on Facebook...Twitter...and YouTube at: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.