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FXUS63 KIND 240757

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
357 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

The LONG TERM Section has been updated below.


Issued at 330 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

Wet weather will occur today through midday Thursday as low pressure
deepens over the Ohio valley and drifts north across Indiana.  This
low pressure system will move on to the east and a ridge of high
pressure will move east across Indiana Thursday night and early
Friday.   Wet weather will return late Friday through most of the
weekend as a frontal system and a couple of low pressure systems
move our way.   Temperatures will become a little cooler early
next week as an upper trough digs into the upper midwest.


.NEAR TERM /Today through Thursday/...
Issued at 330 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

Showers have been increasing over the lower Ohio valley as well
as northeast Illinois and parts of extreme northwest Indiana.
Surface chart indicates a weak area of low pressure centered a
little south of Louisville at 07Z.   Models strengthen this
low pressure system as a closed upper low over eastern Iowa
moves southeast.   For today leaned heavily towards the high
res model which spread numerous showers into our southwest and
southern sections this morning and spreads this area north across
the rest of our region this afternoon.  Will go with definite POPS
most areas today...but this will not happen until this afternoon
across our north.

The low pressure system will deepen and move north across central
Indiana today.   Models indicate MU capes of 500 to 1000 J/KG this
afternoon which will result in a chance of thunderstorms this
afternoon and a slight chance of thunderstorms into early evening.

Will continue with likely POPS all but far west tonight and then
decreasing chance of showers Thursday as the surface low moves on
to the east.

With clouds and precip cut temperatures slightly across the southwest
half of our forecast area today.  There may be a period late morning
where temperatures could rise into the upper 60s across our northeast
before the showers arrive.  Anyways highs all areas will be in the
60s today.   Went with lows in the middle 60s tonight which was
slightly above a MOS blend.   On Thursday highs will range from the
middle 60s east to lower 70s southwest where some Sun may occur by
late Thursday.


.SHORT TERM /Thursday Night through Friday Night/...
Issued at 330 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

A ridge of high pressure will move east across Indiana Thursday
night and Friday bringing a period of dry weather.   An area of
low pressure will move our way Friday night.  The GFS spreads
precipitation by late Friday morning...while NAM keeps us dry
until Friday evening...while the EURO and Canadian by late Friday
afternoon.  Will go with a blend...but slightly slower than CONSALL
and SuperBlend POPS.  Raised POPS to likely some areas Friday evening
as this is most likely time for precipitation to occur and models
indicate pretty good forcing.

Concerning temperatures stayed close to a MOS blend with highs
75 to 80 Friday and slightly above a MOS blend Friday night with
lows in the lower to middle 60s.


.LONG TERM /Saturday through Tuesday Night/...

Issued at 341 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

Models continue to trend toward an active weather pattern
throughout the extended period. First, showers and thunderstorms
are expected to develop along a surface low`s frontal boundary on
Saturday. After that, additional forcing will be provided by an
upper low progged to drop into the Upper Midwest for the second
half of the weekend. There will be a lull in activity from Sunday
night into Monday as the forecast area falls into a dry slot.
However, additional waves of energy will resume around the upper
low by Monday afternoon, triggering additional showers and
thunderstorms through the end of the period. Meanwhile,
temperatures will start out above normal for the weekend with
highs in the upper 70s/low 80s, but they will trend closer to
normal by Monday and Tuesday.


.AVIATION /Discussion for the 240600Z TAFS/...
Issued at 1233 AM EDT Wed May 24 2017

Potential for scattered shower activity in the vicinity of the
terminals overnight, but it appears better threat for more organized
precipitation will probably hold off until towards the late morning
or midday hours of Wednesday, when better lift arrives. Some
lightning strikes possible after about 241600Z-241700Z with rather
low convective temperatures.

Ceilings above 050 expected for the most part overnight, with the
potential for areas of ceilings near the 050 level towards the
midday hours Wednesday. Some diurnal cloud development near 025 also
possible by the late morning or midday hours.

Surface winds generally 6 kts or less through midday Wednesday.





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