Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KMKX 132046

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
246 PM CST Mon Nov 13 2017


Tonight and Tuesday - Confidence...Medium

Surface ridge axis across WI will shift east this period with
increasing southerly flow setting up. Large area of cloudiness
across IL into far srn WI not much northward progress and showing
some signs of erosion on northern edge with a more cellular
appearance. May see some more fog set up but increasing winds
within the column should prevent things from getting too much out
of hand like last night. But still some fog in the grids with some
lingering lighter winds and somewhat higher dew points creeping
northward. Models still showing some very light qpf on Tuesday
with the warm advection/moisture return so have some light rain
chances in grids esp in central/western cwa.

Tuesday night and Wednesday...Forecast Confidence Is High.

An upper level shortwave moves across the Lake Superior region.

Models then are in agreement with bringing warm air and moisture
advection into the region Tuesday night. Moderate upper
divergence and 700 mb upward motion Tuesday night into Wednesday
morning. The upward motion becomes stronger, just to the east over
lake michigan around sunrise. This should bring a period of rain
to the area. Likely PoPs for late Tuesday night, that quickly end
late Wednesday morning with downward motion and drier air behind
the shortwave.

Fairly strong cold air advection Wednesday afternoon with falling
temperatures as a mid level shortwave moves across the northern
great lakes.


Wednesday Night and Thursday...Forecast Confidence is High.

the southern edge of the stratocumulus should reach into at least
northern area Wednesday night.

A mid/upper level ridge should bring brief quiet weather
Wednesday night into Thursday, with another high pressure system
moving across Wisconsin. Upward motion begins west areas late
Thursday afternoon.

Friday Through Sunday...Forecast Confidence Is Medium...

A strong trough moves across the plains and becomes negatively
tilted , especially on the faster GFS. The ECMWF is a little
slower and weaker with the trough.

A surface low will intensify across the Upper Great Lakes during
this period.

Models are more in line, but the ECMWF is a little more south and
a little slower in the cyclogenesis. The GFS has backed off the
the intense low a little, but the canadian continues to develop a
974 mb low near Lake Huron.

Warm air advection develops Thursday night and brings more
moisture into the region. Little if any precipitation is on the
slower ECMWF, with mainly rain developing late on the faster GFS.

It will be windy, with wind advisories possible and Gales likely.

For now, will continue with the blended model PoPs and
temperatures for Thursday night into Saturday. Possibility of
snow accumulations in our area is low, as by the time the cold air
moves in behind the low, the precipitation is diminishing.

By Sunday all models have a surface high across the Upper
Mississippi River region.

Monday...Forecast Confidence Is Medium...

The high hangs on over the Upper Mississippi valley, but a south
flow begins on the ECMWF.



Lower cloud deck (IFR/LIFR cigs) trying to
lift northward to I-94 though erosion on the edges has slowed the
progression. Models not handling this large area very well. In
fact LLVL RH progs are showing much of this area with very little
RH. Meanwhile cirrus cruising well overhead. As surface ridge axis
shifts east of WI tonight expect a return flow to set up but
overall low level winds look light. Some increase though off the
deck which may help inhibit the fog from getting to out of hand
like last night. Will still mention some fog though. SOme light
rain potential on Tuesday afternoon with moisture advection. MVFR
stratus potential greatest in western cwa.



Expect southerly winds and waves to increase through the day
Tuesday into Tuesday night. A Small Craft Advisory may be needed
later Tuesday into Wednesday.




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