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FXUS63 KIWX 240854
AFDIWX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
454 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 422 AM EDT Sun Jul 24 2016

A cold front over the upper midwest will move southeast across our
area tonight and Sunday. Increased southwest winds ahead of the
front will re-enforce the hot humid conditions across the area
today with highs expected around 90 and maximum heat index
readings around 100. Scattered thunderstorms are possible along
and ahead of the cold front through Monday. Fair weather with a
little cooler temperatures and less humidity is expected behind
the front Tuesday and Wednesday as a high pressure system moves
east across the area.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Monday)
Issued at 422 AM EDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Main concern is excessive heat and tstm potential. Tstms which
formed north of the warm front over IA Saturday and moved ese
into our area overnight were diminishing as they encounter less
unstable airmass. Warm front will cont lifting ne across MI today
as sfc low over MN moves east to nrn Lake Michigan. Widespread convective
debris cloudiness across the area should dissipate this morning.
Increasing swly gradient will allow for good mixing and also
advect m70s dwpts into our area today. This combined with aftn
highs around 90 should result in heat index readings around our
advisory criteria of 100... so have issued a heat advisory for
this aftn. Diurnal heating should also result in airmass becoming
very unstable across the area this aftn with tstms forming along
the front to the nw psbly propagating into this unstable airmass
by this eve. Sct tstms expected to cont overnight and Monday along
and ahead of the cold front as it sinks slowly se across the cwa.
Deep layer shear remains limited ahead of the cold front keeping svr
weather threat marginal.

&&

.LONG TERM...(Monday night through Saturday)
Issued at 422 AM EDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Sfc high will move east across the midwest tue-wed providing fair
wx with cooler and less humid conditions. A series of shrtwv`s
are expected to move through the region thu-sat along an east-west
oriented frontal boundary resulting in a prolonged period with a
chc of tstms. Temps should be near normal through this timeframe.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday Night)
Issued at 100 AM EDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Discussion prior to valid time of 6z TAFs...
Line of thunderstorms was making steady progress eastward and will
impact KSBN prior to the valid taf time. Amendment just sent to
address. Wind gusts of 30 to 35 knots have been reported with the
line which was showing some signs of moving more southeast than
east. Regardless at least a period of thunder expected at KSBN
prior to valid time. No impacts for KFWA prior to valid time.

Discussion for valid period...
Large area of rain will likely be working across northern Indiana.
Questions remain as to the eastward extent of the activity,
including any storms that may be on the leading edge. No plans to
introduce thunder at KFWA prior to 12z but will monitor trends for
amendments.

Thunder chances this afternoon and evening will be highly
dependent on if clearing occurs in the wake of the current
convection and timing of approaching front. For now with at best
scattered coverage expected with the front will hold off on adding
thunder and let later shifts evaluate how things unfold.


&&

.IWX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
IN...Heat Advisory from noon EDT /11 AM CDT/ today to 8 PM EDT /7 PM
     CDT/ this evening for INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-
     032>034.

MI...Heat Advisory from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening for
     MIZ077>081.

OH...Heat Advisory from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening for
     OHZ001-002-004-005-015-016-024-025.

LM...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...JT
SHORT TERM...JT
LONG TERM...JT
AVIATION...FISHER


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