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FXUS63 KIND 210823

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
425 AM EDT Fri Oct 21 2016

Aviation Section has been updated below.


Issued at 312 AM EDT Fri Oct 21 2016

An upper trough will pass off to the east of the area later this
morning. Otherwise, high pressure will be in control through early
next week. Another frontal system may affect the area towards the
middle of next week.


.NEAR TERM /Today/...
Issued at 312 AM EDT Fri Oct 21 2016

Upper trough currently passing through the local area, with bands of
rain located over the eastern half of the forecast area. Short term
model guidance suggests this trough will be near the eastern border
zones by daybreak. Will keep some PoPs going through about mid
morning over the eastern zones. Otherwise, improving conditions
expected later in the day as drier air moves into the area.

Low level thicknesses suggest the GFS MOS highs for today may be a
little on the warm side. Will cut the guidance highs a few


.SHORT TERM /Tonight through Sunday night/...
Issued at 312 AM EDT Fri Oct 21 2016

Quiet weather expected during this period as upper heights gradually
rise in response to upper trough lifting off to the northeast, and
surface high pressure moves into the area. Some cloud cover probable
tonight over the eastern zones associated with moisture off of Lake
Michigan, and some diurnal cloud on Saturday. Otherwise, layered
moisture progs from the models suggest little else in the way of
significant cloud cover during this period.

Low level thicknesses suggest the GFS MOS highs for Saturday may a
little on the warm side, otherwise the guidance looks reasonable.
Could be some patchy frost over the rural areas of western Indiana
during the pre dawn hours of Saturday, away from the cloud cover
off of Lake Michigan.


.LONG TERM /Monday through Thursday/...
Issued at 312 AM EDT Fri Oct 21 2016

Models are in general agreement and SuperBlend initialization was
used for most items.

High pressure over the upper midwest Monday will track east Indiana
Monday night and Tuesday bringing quiet and dry weather.  This will
be followed by an area of low pressure which will move across the
southern great lakes around Wednesday night.  Went with a chance of
showers most areas late Wednesday and Wednesday night.  Blended
models indicate some areas may see rain chances end by late

Temperatures will be near to slightly above normal most of the
period.  Lowered super blend tempertures some areas Monday night
with high pressure across the area which will provide good
radiational cooling. significant changes made to
Super blend temperatures.


.AVIATION (Discussion for the 210900Z KIND TAF Update)...
Issued at 425 AM EDT Fri Oct 21 2016

Minor tweaks made to KIND TAF to better match current conditions.
No other changes are needed at this time.  Previous aviation
discussion follows...

Moderate confidence that MVFR ceilings will improve to VFR 08z-10z.
Northwest winds will remain around 10 knots and should keep fog from
being an issue. Cu development progs suggest any breaks in the cu
should fill back in after 16z with borderline MVFR or VFR ceilings.
Should then be some clearing from west to east after dark. Winds
will then drop off as well.




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