Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KOHX 251752

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Nashville TN
1252 PM CDT MON JUL 25 2016




Latest surface observations show very hot and humid conditions
this morning, with temperatures already in the mid 80s to lower
90s and dewpoints in the low to mid 70s. The combination of the
heat and the very moist airmass, as shown by the 12Z OHX sounding
which had a PWAT of 1.91 inches, will lead to heat index values
from 100 to 105 across most of the CWA. Some areas may briefly
exceed the 105 degree threshold this afternoon, especially in
northwestern zones where dewpoints are highest, but the small
temporal and spatial extent of the impact along with expected
convection this afternoon should negate any need for an advisory.

Speaking of convection, latest radar imagery already shows
showers developing on the Plateau, and visible satellite indicates
towering cumulus forming elsewhere across the Mid State. Latest
HRRR runs are initialized poorly and are overly aggressive with
rainfall today, but earlier runs seemed reasonable showing
scattered showers and storms throughout the CWA this afternoon.
Cannot rule out a strong storm or two with wet microbursts this
afternoon as lapse rates are a tad more steep than yesterday and
mid levels are slightly cooler with 500 mb temperatures around
-5C, but nothing widespread is anticipated.



VFR with scattered thunderstorms near all airports this afternoon
with VCTS through 00z. Expect variable and gusty winds near any
thunderstorms today. Dry conditions anticipated overnight with
MVFR/IFR visibility due to patchy fog at all airports after





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