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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
319 AM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.TODAY...FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS MEDIUM.

A WELL DEFINED MID LEVEL SHORT WAVE OVER CENTRAL IOWA EARLY THIS
MORNING WILL LIFT NORTHEAST AND TRACK TO NEAR GREEN BAY BY EARLY
THIS AFTERNOON. THE ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW WILL TAKE A SIMILAR PATH.
THE FIRST ROUND OF SHOWERS AND STORMS IS EXITING TO THE NORTH OF THE
FORECAST AREA EARLY THIS MORNING. THIS STUFF WAS GENERALLY
ASSOCIATED WITH A FAVORABLE COMBINATION OF A LOW LEVEL JET AND SOME
UPPER LEVEL DIVERGENCE FROM THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF UPPER JET.
A SECOND ROUND SHOULD LIFT UP HERE BETWEEN 09-13Z THIS
MORNING...MORE DIRECTLY TIED TO THE CIRCULATION OF THE MID LEVEL
SHORT WAVE. THE HRRR DOESN/T DO MUCH WITH THIS SECOND ROUND...IN
FACT WEAKENING IT AS IT GETS UP HERE. WILL TRY TO REFINE THE TIMING
OF POPS AND COVERAGE TO MATCH THESE TRENDS. THE AFTERNOON COULD
FEATURE SCATTERED DIURNAL SHOWERS AND A POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM AS THE
UPPER TROF AXIS MOVES THROUGH. THE SHOWERS/STORMS ARE MOVING
QUICKLY...SO DESPITE THE HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT OF THE
COLUMN...FLOODING CONCERNS ARE NIL. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE 70S WITH
DEWPOINTS REMAINING HIGH...SO IT WILL FEEL MUGGY OUT THERE.

.TONIGHT...FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS MEDIUM.

SOME OF THE MODELS ARE DEPICTING SOME SHOWERS INTO THE EVENING WITH
A SECONDARY SHORT WAVE EXITING...BUT THE COLUMN IS DRYING OUT AND
THE BEST FORCING MOVES EAST. SO AT THIS POINT...WILL CONTINUE THE
DRY FORECAST. STILL HUMID WITH ELEVATED DEWPOINTS OVERNIGHT. THE
PATTERN TURNS RATHER BAGGY WITH LIGHT TO CALM WINDS...SO WILL THROW
IN SOME PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SUNDAY AND MONDAY...FORECAST CONFIDENCE...MEDIUM

SUNDAY LOOKS LIKE A PLEASANT DAY WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUNSHINE.
MODELS ARE SHOWING A WEAK WAVE PASSING THROUGH...BUT MODELS ARE
SHOWING A GOOD AMOUNT OF DRY AIR IN THE MID AND UPPER LEVELS...SO
KEPT THE FORECAST DRY. HIGH TEMPS SHOULD BE A FEW DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.

SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE LIKELY IN THE WEST BY DAYBREAK MONDAY
MORNING AND THEN ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA DURING THE DAY AS A
COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH. SOME STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ARE
POSSIBLE...BUT THIS WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THE TIMING OF THE FRONT.
IT LOOKS LIKE A DECENT AMOUNT OF INSTABILITY TO GO ALONG WITH
AROUND 45 KNOTS OF 0-6 KM BULK SHEAR. SPC DAY 3 CONVECTIVE
OUTLOOK HAS THE SOUTHERN FORECAST AREA IN A SLIGHT RISK FOR
SEVERE STORMS.

.TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...FORECAST CONFIDENCE...MEDIUM

IT LOOKS MAINLY DRY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
SLIDES THROUGH THE AREA. A COUPLE MODELS ARE SHOWING A WEAK WAVE
OR TWO BRINGING SOME SPLOTCHY QPF HERE AND THERE...BUT NOT SEEING
A CONSISTENT SIGNAL AT THIS POINT SO KEPT THE FORECAST DRY.

A RETURN OF MOISTURE UNDER SOUTHERLY LOW LEVEL FLOW IS EXPECTED TO
BRING A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS BACK TO THE AREA THURSDAY
AND FRIDAY.

TEMPERATURES FOR THE TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY TIME PERIOD SHOULD
REMAIN NEAR TO A COUPLE DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION/12Z TAFS/...MVFR TO IFR CIGS SHOULD OVERSPREAD SOUTHERN
WISCONSIN EARLY THIS MORNING...THEN GRADUALLY IMPROVE TO VFR THIS
AFTERNOON AS LOW PRESSURE PASSES BY TO THE NORTH. MOSTLY PLACES
SHOULD BE VFR BY 19-20Z. DRIER AIR SHOULD EVENTUALLY WORK IN ON
INCREASING SOUTHWEST THEN WESTERLY WINDS.  WINDS BECOME LIGHT
TONIGHT AND WITH LINGERING HIGH DEWPOINTS...WE MAY SEE SOME PATCHY
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

&&

.MKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WI...NONE.
LM...NONE.
&&

$$

TODAY/TONIGHT AND AVIATION...DAVIS
SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...DDV


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