Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KIWX 281730

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
130 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

Issued at 430 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

There will be a break in the rain later today, but rain will
return Thursday and continue into Friday as a large upper level
system moves into the area. Rainfall amounts should range from
half an inch to over an in by late Friday. Highs the rest of the
week will be mainly in the 50s with lows in the 30s and 40s.


.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday)
Issued at 429 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

An upper level system centered over southern Ohio this morning
will move east today. The deformation zone associated with this
system will also move east as colder air spreads back over the
area. Rain will end early today over southeast areas followed by
clearing tonight. Lingering cloud cover today with chilly air will
hold highs today in the low to mid 50s. Clearing tonight will
allow temperatures to drop into the 30s over all areas, with lows
near freezing over far southern Lower Michigan.


.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Monday)
Issued at 429 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

An upper level system will track out of the Southern Plains
Wednesday and move into the Ohio Valley Region Thursday. A TROWAL
associated with system will move across the area Thursday afternoon
and will help enhance rainfall amounts. Precipitable water values
should climb to near climatological maxes of 1.25 for this time of
year. Expect rainfall amounts from 0.50 to 1.25 inches. Left thunder
out for now; however, some mainly elevated storms are possible south
of Highway 30. Severe weather should stay south of the area. Lingering
rain is possible Friday; however, high pressure will build across
the area this weekend with dry conditions and highs mainly in the


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday Afternoon)
Issued at 130 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

Latest surface analysis has low pressure center over the mid-
Atlantic coast but ample residual low level moisture extending back
into the great lakes/midwest regions has extensive MVFR/IFR cloud
deck persisting this afternoon. The southern periphery of Canadian
high pressure will slowly build into the great lakes region and
result in clearing skies this evening leading to VFR prevailing
remainder of the TAF cycle with winds veering to an easterly flow.




SHORT TERM...Skipper
LONG TERM...Skipper

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