Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KMKX 130926

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
326 AM CST Mon Nov 13 2017


Early This Morning Through This Afternoon...Forecast Confidence
Is High.

Dense fog and freezing fog continue over a good portion of the
forecast area early this morning. Recently expanded the Advisory
north into Dodge and Washington Counties, and additional expansion
north and east isn`t out of the question through daybreak. Fog
has certainly been most dense and widespread across the southern
portion of the forecast area, but even along/north of I-94, some
patchy dense fog is likely occurring.

In addition to the obvious reduction in visibility, this fog is
occurring with temperatures in the mid to upper 20s in many areas,
which tends to be favorable for road frost/slick spots
developing. Bridges and overpasses will be most susceptible.

After the fog lifts, today should be a decent day, with highs a
degree or two on either side of 40 degrees. Some sun is expected
this morning, before high clouds begin to move in later this
afternoon, especially across the west.

Tonight Through Wednesday Night...Forecast Confidence Is Medium.

Models are showing warm air advection gradually developing
tonight, then becoming more robust on Tuesday. Models are not
handling the low stratus clouds to the south of the region well,
and does not move it into the far western counties until around
12Z Tuesday.

Given their current location and expected movement, they should
move northeastward into the western counties after midnight
tonight, spreading across the rest of the area Tuesday. Still may
be a little slow with bringing them into the area tonight in the
current forecast.

As low clouds spread into the area Tuesday, area forecast
soundings gradually saturate in the 800 mb and below layer. The
air column remains dry above it. The upward vertical motion
associated with the warm air advection is modest to weak Tuesday.
Some of the models are producing a broad 0.01 inches of QPF over
the area Tuesday, which can hint at drizzle.

Thus, it seems like there will be more of a drizzle potential
than rain for Tuesday. Temperatures should rise steadily Tuesday
morning, which should limit any freezing drizzle potential to the
far western portions of the area early in the morning.

Models try to saturate a deeper portion of the air column for
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, as more focused warm air
advection and some low level frontogenesis with the passing cold
front move through the area. A 500 mb shortwave trough passes
through the area as well Wednesday morning. Continued the highest
PoPs for this period in the forecast. Temperatures look warm
enough for all rain during this period.

High pressure then slides southeast into the area later Wednesday
into Wednesday night. This should bring a period of dry
conditions. Cool temperatures should return Wednesday night,
resulting from earlier cold air advection.


Thursday Through Sunday...Forecast Confidence Is Medium.

After the high moves east of the region Thursday morning, low
pressure will approach the region from the southwest. The GFS and
ECMWF/Canadian models continue to differ with the timing of this
system through the region Friday into Saturday. The GFS continues
to be the quickest, taking the low northeast through southern
Wisconsin Friday. The ECMWF/Canadian models are slower, taking the
low northeast through southern Wisconsin Friday night, about 12
hours slower than the GFS.

All models are showing the low undergoing cyclogenesis as it
shifts northeast away from the area. This should bring a period of
strong west to northwest winds behind the passing low and cold
front, lingering into at least Saturday night. Upward vertical
motion should be rather robust with the warm air advection ahead
of the low, as well as the frontogenesis response with the passing
cold front.

Temperature profiles later Thursday night into Friday morning may
allow for some light snow or mixed precipitation to occur. There
is still uncertainty here with this, depending on how quickly the
models saturate the air column. The main area of rain should move
through later Friday morning into the evening. Left a small
thunder mention Friday afternoon in the southeast, closest to the
warm sector.

As the precipitation winds down Saturday, may see a changeover
back to light snow. This is also uncertain, as the air column may
be drying out by this time. Left consensus blended model PoPs for
now for Thursday night into Saturday night.



Fog and low cigs are the main concern early this morning for the
terminals. For now, will maintain MVFR for MKE, though a drop to
IFR around sunrise is possible. Elsewhere, IFR or lower is
expected this morning with fog. Of note, with temperatures below
freezing, frost formation is possible on both roadways/runways as
well as elevated surfaces.

Expect fog to dissipate by mid morning, with VFR expected



Light northwest to west winds today will become southerly tonight
into Tuesday. Expect southerly winds and waves to increase
through the day Tuesday into Tuesday night. A Small Craft
Advisory may eventually be needed later Tuesday into Wednesday.


WI...Dense Fog Advisory until 10 AM CST this morning for WIZ056>059-



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