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FXUS63 KIWX 301339

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
939 AM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017

Issued at 410 AM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017

Low pressure over northeast Oklahoma this morning will move
slowly northeast into the upper Great Lakes by Monday. This will
result in warmer temperatures across our area today and cooler
conditions again Monday. Showers and scattered thunderstorms with
locally heavy rainfall are expected to continue in the area
through tonight. Scattered showers along with windy conditions are
expected Monday and Monday night, with showers diminishing
Tuesday as the low moves slowly away from our area. High pressure
will build into the area Tuesday night and Wednesday providing
fair weather, but temperatures will remain below normal for early


Issued at 940 AM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017

An area of moderate to heavy rain associated with an MCV will
continue to lift north across nw IN/sw Lower MI this morning.
Mainly dry otherwise east of I-69 with some minor adjustments made
to PoPs through 18z. Subsidence in the wake of this first upper
wave may provide a lull in shower/embedded thunder coverage for a
time later this morning and afternoon. This should allow the sfc
portion of the front to mix northward into portions of our IN/OH
counties this afternoon. Additional rounds of showers/storms may
re-develop along this differential heating boundary...with aid
from a convectively induced shortwave that may emerge from
convection currently over southeast MO.

Sfc dewpoints will increase into the low-mid 60s immediately
behind the front. However, with low expectations for any
significant breaks in cloud cover and meager lapse rates think
buoyancy could be a large limiting factor for strong/severe
storms along the warm front later this afternoon/evening. With
that said it doesn`t take much for low centroid supercells in this
kind of kinematic environment near a strong warm front...with
favorable shear values in the lowest 1 km and low LCL`s supporting
a tornado threat near front if more substantial sfc heating is
realized. Latest SPC day 1 outlook kept the area under a slight
(conditional/low) risk for all threats mid afternoon into this
evening. No changes otherwise with locally heavy rainfall the
bigger concern in moisture rich environment.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 410 AM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017

Warm front has become rather difficult to locate due to
convective outflows but appears to extend from sfc low over ne OK
ne into srn IN. Low expected to lift slowly ne today allowing warm
front to lift north into our cwa. IWX VWP suggests cold air is
very shallow over our area with southerly winds on the second gate
at 3kft. On the other hand, southerly sfc gradient not progged by
models to be that strong today so the shallow cool layer may not
mix out, especially across the n-nw portion of cwa closer to
frontal boundary. Given this uncertainty and cool start to the
day, lowered max temps for today a few degrees. Convection over
MO/AR expected to split with nrn portion of showers and sct tstms
lifting ne along h85 warm front, clipping our nw this morning,
while solid tstm line to the south propagates more to the east
into more unstable airmass. This may leave se portion of the cwa
mainly dry this morning, but as airmass destabilizes this aftn,
expect sct shower/tstm development across this area as well. Given
fcst moderate instability with around 1000j/kg cape and 0-6km
shear around 40kt, slight risk of svr storms. Any showers and
especially tstms will contain heavy rainfall in this moist airmass
with pwat`s> 1.5". Kept FFA in tact for nw since area of
showers/tstms expected to move through this morning should be of
fairly long duration and could deposit considerable rainfall with
more still likely this aftn/tonight.

Cdfnt will sweep across the area tonight, accompanied by a line of
showers and with wk instability, tstms also psbl. This line will
likely contain heavy rainfall, but of short duration. Also given
very strong wind field accompanying the line, there is a potential
for some damaging wind gusts even in relatively low topped


.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 410 AM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017

Temps behind the cdfnt should fall into the 50s Monday morning and
remain there through the aftn with brisk winds and mostly cloudy
skies as deep low lifts ne into the upr grtlks. Strong cyclonic flow
and rather deep moisture should result in sct showers as well. These
conditions will persist into Monday night with lows in the 40s. Sct
showers should grdly diminish Tue as drier air filters in behind the
departing low. Temps will remain well below normal with highs in the

High pressure will move across our area Tue night and Wed providing
fair wx with contd cool temps. A strong shrtwv expected to dig se
into the lwr ms valley Thu resulting in another strong low
pressure system lifting slowly ne late in the week. Still appears
this system will track farther to the east than this weekend`s
storm with best chances for showers associated with it across our
ern/sern counties. Temperatures will remain below normal through
the period as deep upr trof develops over the ern USA.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Monday Morning)
Issued at 656 AM EDT Sun Apr 30 2017

Showers will increase in coverage and intensity with thunder
possible later as a strong warm front lifts north. Low ceilings
should lift later today at FWA as the front lifts north. Rain
should end by late in the TAF period as the system moves east.


IN...Flash Flood Watch through Monday morning for INZ003-004-012.

MI...Flash Flood Watch through Monday morning for MIZ077-078.

LM...Small Craft Advisory until 2 PM EDT this afternoon for LMZ043-




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