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FXUS63 KIND 280658
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
258 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.UPDATE...
THE SYNOPSIS...NEAR TERM AND SHORT TERM SECTIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED
BELOW.

&&

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 255 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. A
WEAK FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SETTLE INTO THE OHIO VALLEY THIS
WEEKEND. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK INTO THE AREA FOR THE
EARLY TO MIDDLE PARTS OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /TODAY/...
ISSUED AT 255 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DRY WEATHER EXPECTED TODAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE LINGERS ACROSS
THE AREA. APPEARS THERE WILL BE INCREASING MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUD
LATER TODAY AS REMNANT CLOUD COVER FROM CURRENT PLAINS CONVECTION
DRIFTS OVERHEAD.

LOW LEVEL THICKNESSES SUGGEST THE GFS MOS HIGHS TODAY LOOK OK...WITH
ONLY MINOR ADJUSTMENTS PLANNED.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/...
ISSUED AT 255 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

WILL KEEP TONIGHT/S FORECAST DRY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE HOLDS
ON...ALTHOUGH MODEL DATA SUGGEST THERE MAY BE QUITE A BIT OF
MID/HIGH LEVEL CLOUD COVER AROUND.

OTHERWISE...MODEL DATA SUGGEST AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
GREAT LAKES THIS WEEKEND. AN ASSOCIATED WEAK FRONTAL SYSTEM IS
EXPECTED TO SETTLE INTO THE LOCAL AREA AS WELL. PROGGED INSTABILITY
THIS WEEKEND NOT EXCESSIVE...BUT PROBABLY ADEQUATE FOR THE POTENTIAL
FOR SCATTERED CONVECTION WITH THE UPPER TROUGH AND FRONT. WILL GO WITH
CHANCE POPS FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

PROGGED LOW LEVEL THICKNESSES SUGGEST THE GFS MOS TEMPERATURE GUIDANCE
IN THE LATER PERIODS LOOKS REASONABLE FOR THE MOST PART...SO NO MAJOR
ADJUSTMENTS PLANNED.

&&

.LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...

ISSUED AT 155 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

THE EXTENDED BEGINS WITH AN UPPER TROUGH PULLING OUT OF CENTRAL
INDIANA AND OFF TO THE EAST. PRECIPITATION WILL PROBABLY BE OVER
BEFORE SUNDAY NIGHT BEGINS BUT MAY HAVE TO INCLUDE A SLIGHT CHANCE
IN THE EAST FOR A FEW HOURS. AFTER THAT UPPER RIDGING BUILDS OVER
THE AREA. UNDER HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT TEMPERATURES SHOULD INCREASE
TO ABOVE NORMAL AND DRY WEATHER SHOULD BE THE RULE. NEAR THE END
OF THE PERIOD TROPICAL STORM ERIKA COULD BE SOMEWHERE IN THE
SOUTHEAST U.S. AND IT COULD BRING PRECIPITATION CHANCES TO AT
LEAST THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES.

&&

.AVIATION /DISCUSSION FOR THE 280600Z TAFS/...

ISSUED AT 1110 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

LITTLE CHANGE TO THE ONGOING TAFS. VFR IS EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE
TAF PERIOD. SOME BRIEF MVFR FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT AT
LAF AND BMG.

SENSIBLE WEATHER ACROSS INDIANA CONTINUES TO REMAIN UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT LAKES. HIGH CI CLOUDS
ASSOCIATED WITH LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE TO ADVECT ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA OVERNIGHT. THE
ADDITIONAL CLOUDS MAY RESULT IN PREVENTING MAX COOLING AND FOG
FORMATION. WILL NEED TO WATCH CLOSELY AS DEW POINT DEPRESSIONS ARE
FALLING TO LESS THAN 5F AFT HUF AND BMG. THUS HAVE JUST TRENDED
TOWARD TEMPO GROUPS AT THE BMG AND LAF FOR NOW.

FORECAST SOUNDINGS ON FRIDAY SHOW UNREACHABLE CONVECTIVE TEMPS
ALONG WITH SATURATION ALOFT AS CLOUDS FROM THE SYSTEM TO THE WEST
ADVECT EASTWARD. THUS WILL CONTINUE WITH VFR CIGS THROUGH 06Z
SAT.

&&

.IND WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...JAS
NEAR TERM...JAS
SHORT TERM...JAS
LONG TERM....CP
AVIATION...JP



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