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FXUS61 KILN 011953
AFDILN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
353 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE TRAVELING ALONG A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL
BOUNDARY WILL TRIGGER NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS
EVENING INTO TONIGHT. AS THE FRONT SAGS SOUTH TO TENNESSEE...
ANOTHER WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO BRING MORE SHOWERS AND
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS PRIMARILY TO SOUTHERN LOCATIONS ON MONDAY. THE
CHANCE FOR SHOWERS MAY FURTHER DIMINISH TUESDAY WHEN WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO BUILD OVER THE GREAT LAKES.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY MORNING/...
SURFACE ANALYSIS SHOWS WEAK LOW PRESSURE CENTERED NEAR CINCINNATI
POSITIONED ALONG A FRONT EXTENDING SW TO NE. DEW POINT PLOT SHOWS
LOW TO MID 60S OVER KENTUCKY AND SOUTHERN OHIO SOUTH OF THE LOW
CENTER...WITH UPPER 50S ACROSS OHIO AND INDIANA NORTH OF THE LOW.
LAPS SFC BASED CAPES ARE IN THE 1000 TO 1600 J/KG RANGE.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING AND STRENGTHENING IN THE INCREASINGLY
UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT. WITH A STRONG MID LEVEL FLOW OF 50+ KNOTS
ENHANCING STORM ORGANIZATION AND STRENGTH...A FEW CELLS ARE
NEARING SEVERE LIMITS. THUS...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 133 IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM. THEREAFTER...INSTABILITY WILL DECLINE WITH LOSS
OF DAYTIME HEATING...AND STORM STRENGTH WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT.

HOWEVER...ANOTHER WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE ARRIVING FROM THE WEST IS
EXPECTED TO RESULT IN SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM REDEVELOPMENT AFTER
SUNSET...AFFECTING MAINLY NORTHERN COUNTIES.

TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL VARY RELATIVE TO THE LOCATION OF THE
SLOW MOVING BOUNDARY. LOWS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM ABOUT 50
NORTHWEST BEHIND THE FRONT...TO THE UPPER 50S SOUTH OF THE FRONT.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/...
FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS FORECAST TO BE SAGGING SOUTHWARD THROUGH
KENTUCKY MONDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON...TO TENNESSEE MONDAY
EVENING. ADDITIONAL WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE RIPPLING ALONG THE
BOUNDARY WILL ENHANCE LIFT AND MOISTURE...PROVIDING GOOD CHANCES
FOR SHOWERS...WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE IN SOUTHEASTERN
LOCATIONS THAT WILL BE CLOSER TO THE BULK OF INSTABILITY AND
MOISTURE. INSTABILITY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BOUNDARY MAY BE TOO
WEAK TO SUPPORT SEVERE STORMS. SHOWER CHANCES WILL DIMINISH BUT
NOT DISAPPEAR MONDAY NIGHT AS THE BOUNDARY CONTINUES SOUTH AND
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS FROM THE NORTHWEST.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 60 FAR NORTHWEST UP TO
THE MID 70S FAR SOUTHEAST.

&&

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
UPPER LEVEL TROF LAGS SFC LOW WHICH IS TO OUR EAST ON TUESDAY. THIS
WILL KEEP THE THREAT OF A SHOWER OVER ILN/S SE COUNTIES EARLY TUESDAY.
MODELS SOLNS HAVE BEEN TRENDING SLOWER WITH PCPN ENDING.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE A LTL BELOW NORMAL...WITH HIGHS IN THE
LOWER/MID 60S.

NUMERICAL MODEL SOLNS GENERALLY SIMILAR WITH NRN STREAM TROF
SHARPENING UP AND DIGGING SOUTH ACRS THE GREAT LAKES/OHIO VALLEY AT
MID WEEK. THIS WILL ALLOW A SFC COLD FRONT TO DROP SOUTH THRU ILN/S
FA WEDNESDAY AFTN. INSTABILITY CONTS TO BE MARGINAL...SO HAVE
ELECTED TO KEEP PCPN MENTION TO CHANCE OF SHOWERS. TEMPERATURES WILL
BE SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL WITH HIGHS WED FROM THE LOWER 60S NORTH TO
THE UPPER 60S SOUTH.

UPPER LOW CLOSES OFF THURSDAY AND SETTLES INTO THE UPPER OHIO
VALLEY. THIS WILL KEEP A LOW POP CHANCE OF A SHOWER IN THE FCST WITH
THE BEST THREAT OVER ILN/S EASTERN COUNTIES. UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
THIS UPPER LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE CLOSE TO 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
THURSDAY WITH HIGHS FROM THE UPPER 50S NORTH TO NEAR 60 FAR SOUTH.

SOME MODEL SOLN TIMING AND PLACEMENT DIFFERENCES DEVELOP IN HANDLING
THIS UPPER LOW BUT THE GENERAL TREND TAKES IT OFF TO OUR EAST NEXT
WEEKEND. THIS WILL ALLOW PCPN TO END EARLY FRIDAY. SOME MODERATION
EXPECTED WITH HIGHS FRIDAY IN THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 60S.

IN THE WAKE OF THIS UPPER LEVEL LOW...HEIGHT RISES AND SFC HIGH TO
BUILD IN SATURDAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO DRY WEATHER AND A MODERATION OF
TEMPERATURES. EXPECT HIGHS SATURDAY TO RANGE FROM THE UPPER 60S
NORTH TO 70 SOUTH.

E-W SFC FRONT TO DROP INTO THE REGION NEXT SUNDAY FROM THE NORTH.
CONFIDENCE IS NOT REAL HIGH WITH THIS FEATURE...SO HAVE ONLY ADDED
SLIGHT CHC/CHC POPS FOR A SHOWER. TEMPERATURES LOOK TO WARM ABOVE
NORMAL WITH HIGHS SUNDAY FROM 70 TO 75.

&&

.AVIATION /19Z SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
SOME PATCHES OF MVFR CEILINGS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE FOR ANOTHER FEW
HOURS. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED OVER THE
NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AS WELL...AND A TEMPO GROUP FOR SHOWERS HAS
BEEN INCLUDED FOR MOST OF THE TAF SITES THIS AFTERNOON. THE
GREATEST CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS IS LIKELY TO OCCUR SOUTH AND
EAST OF THE AIRPORTS...BUT THUNDER COULD BE INCLUDED IN THE TAFS
IF NECESSARY IN FUTURE UPDATES.

WINDS WILL SHIFT FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE NORTHWEST GOING THROUGH
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. ANOTHER CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR
LATE TONIGHT AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...MORE LIKELY FOR THE
DAYTON AND COLUMBUS TAF SITES. SOME MVFR CONDITIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING...LOW-END MVFR
CEILINGS (POSSIBLY IFR) WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN TAF SITES.

OUTLOOK...MVFR CEILINGS MAY OCCUR ON MONDAY MORNING. MVFR
VISIBILITIES IN RAIN ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ON MONDAY. MVFR CEILINGS
ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

&&

.ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OH...NONE.
KY...NONE.
IN...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...CONIGLIO
NEAR TERM...CONIGLIO
SHORT TERM...CONIGLIO
LONG TERM...AR
AVIATION...HATZOS


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