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FXUS63 KMKX 152033

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
333 PM CDT Sat Jul 15 2017


Tonight...Forecast Confidence is Medium.

The SPC mesoanalysis site is showing an axis of high CAPE up to
4000 j/kg over central MN and northern/central WI as dewpoints
rise in the lower 70s just ahead of a weak mid-level shortwave.
There is currently one little storm developing in the southern
U.P. and this is in line with how the evolution of storms is
expected per the HRRR model and other meso models. The
approaching shortwave trough is apparent as a darker region on the
low level water vapor channel (GOES-16 Ch 10) and there are some
cu developing in this area. This is just ahead of the wind shift
to the northwest.

This is the area to watch over the next couple of hours for
convective development as it gets into central WI. The HRRR model
has been very consistent today, although has trended a little
slower with timing of storms through southern WI. This is on par
with the 12Z WRF and NAM models.

SPC expanded the slight risk a little to include all of southern
WI now. This is not a surprise, as any discrete cells that develop
toward central WI could evolve into a bowing line segment as they
organize and head south-southeast with the Corfidi vectors.

Sunday... Forecast confidence is High.

Light winds and lingering low level moisture during the overnight
hours could lead to patchy fog and low clouds over southern WI
late tonight into Sunday morning. Clouds will gradually scatter
out through the day and a steady northeast wind ushers drier air
into the region. High temps will be around 70 lakeshore and upper
70s well inland.


Sunday night and Monday...Forecast Confidence...High

An upper ridge extends into Wisconsin Monday with the digging
shortwave moving across the eastern Great Lakes. Weak 700 mb
downward motion. Weak warm air advection begins later monday at
850 mb. Surface high pressure across Wisconsin will be centered
across the Great Lakes Monday afternoon. While south winds develop
over south central Wisconsin, a lake Breeze will continue over
the southeast.

A strong cap will result in fair fair weather Cumulus.


Tuesday through Friday...Forecast Confidence...Medium

The upper flow becomes more zonal Tuesday and Tuesday night. The
zonal flow continues through Wednesday and Thursday and a bit more
northwest Friday, as a broad trough forms near and then just east
of the Hudson Bay area.

A warmer and more humid return flow sets up for Tuesday and
Wednesday. As the upper flow becomes more zonal, the chance of
thunderstorms will return from Tuesday evening into Friday with
several periods of thunderstorms. the best chances are Wednesday
into Thursday with a moderate to heavy rain potential, but there
are indications this may set up more towards central and northern

Saturday...Forecast Confidence...Medium

A rather strong shortwave moves across southern canada just north
of the Dakota`s and Minnesota. The 00Z ECMWF is a little slower
with this, but both models bring another round of thunderstorms,
with heavy rains.



Breezy north-northeast winds will cause high waves near the
lakeshore on Sunday. There is a high swim risk for all of the
lakeshore counties. A beach hazards statement will be in effect.



Scattered storms are expected along a weak cold front that will
slide through southern WI this evening. A few storms could be
severe with damaging winds and large hail. Stratus with ceilings
around 2000 feet, along with some patchy fog, will be possible in
the wake of the storms overnight. Clouds will gradually scatter
out early Sunday afternoon as drier air works into the area on
steady northeast winds.



North to northeast winds arriving in the wake of a passing cold
front should have gusts to 25 knots and result in waves of 4 to 6
feet on Sunday. Look for winds and waves to subside late Sunday
evening. A small craft advisory is in effect.


LM...Small Craft Advisory from 9 AM to 9 PM CDT Sunday for LMZ643>646.



Tonight/Sunday and Aviation/Marine...Cronce
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