Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KILN 232145

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
545 PM EDT Fri Jun 23 2017

A cold front will drop southeast across the area this evening
and will interact with the moisture from the remnants of
Tropical Storm Cindy. This will produce periods of heavy rain
this afternoon into tonight. Behind the system, temperatures
will drop below normal for the weekend and into early next week.


Cold front has reached northwest part of CWA, while Tropical
Depression Cindy was centered over southern Kentucky and is
forecast to eject northeast this evening. Latest surface
analysis shows quicker movement and a track that is farther
south than models had suggested.

Showers and thunderstorms are diminishing in coverage from the
northwest as drier air works in. With heavy rain shifting south,
have cancelled the Flash Flood Watch for locations from ILN to
the north border of the CWA. Will continue Flash Flood Watch for
southern counties where moisture transport and convergence are
still favorable.

Severe weather threat has also decreased as rain cooled air
blots out instability, with only southeast counties remaining
in a severe thunderstorm watch for now.

Finally the upper level trough axis will push directly
overhead. As this occurs the cold front will move across the
area late this evening, bringing an end to the flash flood
threat. The surface cold front will then clear the area early
Saturday morning. Right behind the cold front winds will pickup
briefly as strong CAA moves in.


During the day Saturday surface high pressure over the midwest
will slowly nudge into the area with PWATs plummeting from 2.22"
to less than 0.80" by Saturday evening. During the day Saturday
some high res models are indicating some pop up showers possible
but looking at forecast soundings shows that there will likely
not be enough moisture for this. Overall have kept precipitation
out of the forecast for Saturday. High temperatures Saturday
will be in the mid to upper 70s with dewpoints falling off into
the upper 50s.


Mean mid level trof over the Great Lakes with surface high pressure
nosing into the Ohio Valley this weekend. A few showers or
thunderstorms will be possible across the north during the afternoon
Sunday. Cool temperatures look to be 5 to 10 degrees below normal
with highs on Sunday from the lower 70s north to the upper 70s far

Mean trof becomes more amplified over the area, so a contd threat of
showers or thunderstorms will be continued Monday. Cool temperatures
to continue with Mondays highs expected to be in the lower 70s.

Warm front to develop over the Great Lakes with southerly flow
increasing. Temperatures will continue to moderate with highs
Thursday in the lower and middle 80s.

The ECMWF and Canadian solns bringing a progressive system through
the Great Lakes Thursday, while the GFS holds off pcpn.  With an
increase in moisture have allowed for a slight chance of a
thunderstorm but confidence is not high in this chance.

Models solns sharpen up mid level trof over the eastern Great Lakes
which may lead to a few showers or thunderstorms over the
northeastern counties. Rather cool readings to continue Tuesday
with highs generally in the mid 70s.

Surface high pressure slide east with southerly low level developing
on its back side at midweek. Expect dry conditions with a warming
trend. Temperatures will be closer to normal with highs on Wednesday
in the lower 80s.

Westerly flow aloft with surface wave tracking through the northern
Great Lakes. This will allow an associated surface front to drop
south into the southern Great Lakes and stall out. Have limited
pops to chance category with the highest pops northwest Thursday. On
the warm side of this system, expect temperatures to reach highs  in
the lower and middle 80s Thursday.

Another progressive wave and associated frontal boundary expected to
approach from the west increasing thunderstorm chances Friday into
Friday night. Model solution strength and timing differences exist
regarding this system. Due to this spread, uncertainty


A band of showers with some embedded thunder are currently
located along a KDAY to KCMH line. A secondary batch of showers
have formed just to the south with coverage expected to continue
into the afternoon. This secondary batch has had a little more
instability to work with and therefore some gusty winds will be
possible. A surface cold front was also currently located in
northwestern Indiana. Tropical Depression Cindy will also
continue to push northeast and bring a second batch of rain
which should be mainly south of the TAF sites.

During the day today most of the TAF sites will be MVFR with
restrictions to VLIFR in heavier cells. Later this evening the
front will slowly sag southeast pushing the rain southeast with

Overnight tonight skies will slowly clear from the northwest as
the cold front pushes through. Guidance is hinting at some
lower visbilities Saturday morning as skies clear, but with
dropping dewpoints have decided to leave this mention out.
Saturday afternoon weak CAA overhead and ~20kt low level jet
will allow for some wind gusts in the TAFs. The GFS and NAM
forecast soundings are indicating around 20kts possible via
momentum transfer.

OUTLOOK...Intermittent MVFR ceilings possible Saturday through


OH...Flash Flood Watch until 2 AM EDT Saturday for OHZ073-074-
KY...Flash Flood Watch until 2 AM EDT Saturday for KYZ089>100.
IN...Flash Flood Watch until 2 AM EDT Saturday for INZ073>075-080.


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