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FXUS63 KIND 282324

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
725 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2016


The Aviation section has been updated below.


Issued at 1257 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2016

An extremely slow moving low pressure system will stay close to
Indiana until Sunday. A high pressure system should traverse our
state from east to west Monday through Wednesday.


.NEAR TERM (Tonight)...
Issued at 1257 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2016

The main issue is POPs.

There is extremely good model agreement about a upper low pressure
staying over the area.  This could cause convection, but nighttime
cooling should make the chance lower than during the day.

There are notable differences in the POP guidance. For instance the
MAV has likely in places where the MET has chance and visa versa.
With no model clearly better in the deterministic fields, a
consensus forecast is best so the CONSALL POP will be used.

Rain or not, the night will be mostly cloudy due to the low aloft.

Background deterministic fields and statistical guidance are all
very close with temperatures, and all support using a consensus.


.SHORT TERM (Thursday through Saturday)...
Issued at 1257 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2016

The models agree in maintaining low pressure over the area both at
the surface and aloft. Rain chances are the main forecast issue.

With the low pressure around, this will be a cloudy spell with the
rain chances being controlled by relatively subtle features
difficult to forecast. This means consensus POPs should be
superior overall.

The fields controlling temperatures are similar between the models.
Exact values will be sensitive to if and when rain falls. Breaks in
clouds, even if brief, would also have a significant impact on
temperatures. All this indicates consensus will be the best
forecast, with possible errors of 2-3 degrees.


.LONG TERM /Saturday Night through Wednesday/...
Issued at 258 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2016

The upper low which will bring us cool and showery weather through
Saturday will move on to the east early next week. An upper ridge
will temporarily build across Indiana Monday and Tuesday before
another system starts to move our way later next week.

Will continue low chances of showers over northeast sections
Saturday night and Sunday.  But the rest of the long term
period will be mostly dry with high pressure in control.  An
approaching frontal system may bring a slight chance of showers
western sections late Wednesday and to all areas by Thursday.

Temperatures will become warmer by the middle of next week with
highs approaching 80 Tuesday and in the lower 80s some areas
Wednesday.   Lows ill be in the 50s most periods...and then
near 60 by the middle of next week.   Generally stayed close to
super blend temperatures.


.AVIATION /Discussion for the 29/00Z TAFs/...
Issued at 725 PM EDT Wed Sep 28 2016

VFR initially will give way to MVFR and periods of IFR conditions
overnight into Thursday.

Upper low will continue to spin over the region through the period
with potential for some showers and widespread cloud cover.

Winds throughout the period will be 10kt or less, generally with a
significant northerly component.





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