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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
National Weather Service Jackson KY
340 PM EDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday night)
Issued at 340 PM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

The afternoon surface analysis does show a surface high to our
northeast, and this remains one of the main controlling factors of
the sensible weather across the Ohio Valley. We have had some CU
develop mainly in the Cumberland Valley region this afternoon and
this CU will dissipate through the evening. This surface high and
upper level high remains in general control through the period.

This will continue to be a good platform for valley fog in the
overnight and early morning hours. That said, think the overall
better mixing in the Bluegrass should limit fog production similar
to this this morning. Then forecast time heights and soundings do
show better upper level moisture working into the region as we
move toward Monday, and this will provide more high clouds to the
region. We will probably see a few CU in the afternoon Monday,
but this will again dissipate in the evening.

Overall models have handled the forecast well in the short term.
Did hold off on bringing temperatures up too much Monday given
the higher cloud potential.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 340 PM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

Abnormally warm and dry conditions will remain in play through
midweek ahead of an approaching cool front set to bring near normal
temperatures back to eastern Kentucky Thursday. This will occur as a
northern stream upper low translates through Ontario and breaks down
ridging across the eastern CONUS as Hurricane Maria slowly migrates
north off the mid-Atlantic coast. Will maintain a dry forecast at
this time as the upper low lifts north and shears out with little in
the way if any surface convergence along the front as it passes
late Wednesday into Wednesday night.

A stronger cold front will enter eastern Kentucky later Friday into
Friday night ahead of a ~1030 mb surface ridge. Currently expecting
dry conditions to continue into and through the weekend without any
appreciable moisture return behind the previous system.
Additionally, the positively tilted nature of the second trough will
likely keep the bulk of any precipitation east of the Commonwealth.
Fall-like temperatures will begin to take hold as lows begin to fall
into the 40s, including a few valleys in the low 40s by Sunday
morning. Highs on Saturday only look to warm into the mid-upper 60s
before rebounding a few degrees Sunday.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Monday afternoon)
ISSUED AT 120 PM EDT SUN SEP 24 2017

The VFR conditions will continue to be the story for most sites
through the TAF period. We have seen a few CU pop up across the
Lake Cumberland region and therefore did add few at 3 kft.
However, Don`t think the coverage will be enough to add MVFR in
the TAF sites of SME/LOZ. There will be the potential for fog
again tonight, but this be confined to the deeper valley locales
once again. Did opt to put some MVFR fog at SJS given the better
placement surface high nosing. The surface high will also keep
winds light through the TAF period.

&&

.JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...DJ
LONG TERM...GUSEMAN
AVIATION...DJ


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