Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Indianapolis, IN

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
669
FXUS63 KIND 020138
AFDIND

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
938 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.UPDATE...
NEAR TERM SECTION UPDATED

&&

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 339 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL INDIANA WILL KEEP
CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS AROUND THROUGH THE EVENING AND INTO
TONIGHT. AFTER THAT UPPER WAVES WILL PASS THROUGH AN EASTERN U.S.
UPPER TROUGH BRINGING SOME LOW CHANCES FOR LIGHT SHOWERS TO THE AREA
OFF AND ON UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT. AT THAT POINT A STRONG LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL SWING SOUTH AND BRING BETTER RAIN CHANCES FOR TUESDAY
NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WITH LOW SHOWER CHANCES IN IT/S WAKE. DRY
WEATHER BUILDS IN WITH AN UPPER RIDGE TO END THE WEEK AND BEGIN THE
WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL RUN BELOW NORMAL UNTIL THE END OF THE
WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /OVERNIGHT/...

ISOLATED SUPERCELLS OVER CENTRAL INDIANA ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINSH
OVER THE NEXT 2.5 HOURS AS THE SHORT WAVE QUICKLY PUSHES THROUGH
THE AREA. RAISED POPS IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST
FORECAST AREA AS PRECIP THERE APPEAR A CERTAINTY. OTHERWISE
TRENDED TOWARD BLEND OF MODELS OVERNIGHT WITH FOG AND EXPECTED
COLD AIR ADVECTION.

PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW...

/THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT/...
ISSUED AT 646 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

MINOR TWEAKS MADE TO GRIDS...BUT MAJORITY REMAIN IN EXCELLENT SHAPE.
WATCHING DEVELOPMENT OVER ILLINOIS AS UPPER WAVE OVER WEST CENTRAL
ILLINOIS PUSHES EAST/NORTHEAST. MAY SEE SCATTERED STORMS DEVELOP
INTO CLUSTERS OR LINE SEGMENTS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.
PREVIOUS DISCUSSION FOLLOWS.

ISSUED AT 339 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

AT 3 PM SEEING THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT JUST SOUTH OF THE FORECAST
AREA ACROSS SOUTHERN INDIANA AND KENTUCKY. COULD SEE DEVELOPMENT
PRETTY MUCH ANYTIME NOW ACROSS THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES...AND HRRR
SHOWS THE CURRENT ACTIVITY LIFTING NORTH AND INTO THE AREA OVER THE
NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. MODELS ARE IN PRETTY GOOD AGREEMENT THAT AN
AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL ARRIVE WITH THE COLD FRONT LATER THIS
EVENING STARTING IN THE NORTHWEST AROUND 0Z AND OVERSPREADING THE
NORTHERN HALF OF THE AREA FROM THERE. UNSURE HOW FAR SOUTH THIS AREA
WILL GET SO KEPT THE HIGHEST POPS WITH THE FRONTAL PRECIP ACROSS THE
NORTH. NOT READY TO CALL OFF SEVERE STORM CHANCES WITH CAPES ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN HALF OR SO OF THE AREA OVER 1000 AND AN UPPER JETLET ON
ITS WAY OUT OF THE PLAINS AND HEADING THIS WAY. BEST UPPER FORCING
WILL BE WITH THIS FEATURE AND THE UPPER WAVE THAT ARRIVES AS THE
SURFACE LOW LIFTS THROUGH SO KEPT LIKELY RAIN SHOWERS AND CHANCES
FOR THUNDERSTORMS GOING ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF BUT DROP THINGS OFF
PRETTY QUICKLY AFTER FRONTAL PASSAGE.

UNCERTAIN ABOUT DEVELOPMENT OF PATCHY FOG LATE TONIGHT IN THE WAKE
OF THE SYSTEM SO WILL LEAVE OUT AT THIS TIME.

&&

.SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
ISSUED AT 339 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

FORECAST MODELS ARE KEEPING THE UPPER TROUGH FURTHER WEST THIS SET
OF RUNS AND TAKING LONGER TO BUILD THE UPPER RIDGE BACK IN OVER THE
AREA. AS A RESULT...MORE CHANCES FOR RAIN ARE SNEAKING BACK INTO THE
FORECAST WITH WEAK UPPER WAVES MOVING THROUGH THE MAIN TROUGH AND A
STRONG FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVING DOWN INTO THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY. LOOKS LIKE MOST OF THESE CHANCES WILL BE SMALL AND ONLY
LOOKING AT LIGHT SHOWERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE AFOREMENTIONED
STRONG SYSTEM. WITH INSTABILITY AVAILABLE IN BOTH THE NAM AND GFS
FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ADDED A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDER THEN. HIGH
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RUN SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL WITH THE UPPER TROUGH
BRINGING IN SOME COOLER AIR AND CLOUD COVER. LOWS SHOULD STAY NEAR
NORMAL WITH THE CLOUD COVER.

&&

.LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
ISSUED AT 223 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

A FEW REMNANT OR LINGERING SHOWERS APPEAR TO REMAIN ACROSS
CENTRAL INDIANA (MOSTLY ACROSS THE EASTERN COUNTIES) IN THE WAKE
OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS THE AREA TO BE FOLLOWED BY AN
UPPER TROUGH MOVING THROUGH TO THE NORTH. VERY WEAK/LIGHT CHANCES
FOR RAIN SHOWERS ARE IN THE FORECAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...AND EVEN
MORE ANEMIC CHANCES BY THURSDAY. THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH THE
FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND LOOKS DRY WITH MOSTLY SUNNY OR PARTLY
CLOUDY SKIES AND WARMING TEMPERATURES BACK INTO THE 70S BY THE
WEEKEND. THE NEXT SYSTEM PROJECTED TO IMPACT THE AREA APPEARS TO
BE TOWARD THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEKEND. THUNDERSTORMS WERE
OMITTED FROM THE FORECAST FOR SUNDAY AT THIS TIME...HOWEVER WOULD
NOT BE SURPRISED TO SEE THIS ADDED WITH SUBSEQUENT FORECAST
UPDATES ESPECIALLY IF THE INSTABILITY LOOKS DECENT ENOUGH TO
WARRANT MENTION.

&&

.AVIATION /DISCUSSION FOR THE 020000Z TAFS/...

ISSUED AT 709 PM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE TO MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS
OVERNIGHT.

RAPID REFRESH CONTINUES TO SUGGEST WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION
DEVELOPING OVER CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND PROPAGATING ACROSS CENTRAL
INDIANA DURING THE FIRST FEW HOURS OF THE TAF PERIOD. RADAR SHOWS
SOME OF THESE SHOWERS STARTING TO DEVELOP. FOR NOW HAVE USED VCTS
TO ACCOUNT FOR WINDOW OF LIKELY THUNDERSTORMS. MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AS COLD AIR ADVECTION ARRIVES ON NORTHERLY
WINDS IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT. FORECAST SOUNDINGS SHOW
SATURATED LOWER LEVELS THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

BROAD CYCLONIC FLOW IN THE WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT ON TUESDAY
ALONG WITH FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATING SATURATED LOWER LEVELS
WITH CONVECTIVE TEMPS IN THE REACHABLE MID TO UPPER 50S SUGGESTS
AFTERNOON SCT INSTABILITY SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY AND LINGERING
MVFR CIGS.


&&

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

$$

SYNOPSIS...CP
NEAR TERM...CP/NIELD
SHORT TERM...CP
LONG TERM...SMF
AVIATION...JP



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.