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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
256 PM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.SHORT TERM (Now through Wednesday)...
Issued at 243 PM EDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Other than a stray pop-up shower this evening, tonight will be
another dry but warm and muggy night with lows in the lower and
middle 70s.

A broad surface trof will come in from the northwest by Monday
afternoon and will get hung up somewhere between the Ohio and
Tennessee Valleys through Wednesday. This will help to focus and
increase shower/storm chances for the first half of the work week.

The eastern arm of the upper ridge that has been overhead for the
past couple of days will generally maintain itself through Tuesday
before gradually diminishing Tuesday night-Wednesday. 7H temps will
be correspondingly quite warm, but then decrease a degree or two for
Tuesday and Wednesday. So, we may have slightly better coverage of
storms, particularly in the afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday versus
Monday, especially if that surface trof still has some identity and
is nearby Tue-Wed.

Thunderstorm development may get some assistance from upper level
divergence just south of the upper jet stream extending from the
Midwest to the upper Ohio Valley. However, mid- and low-level winds
will be very weak, with very weak shear as a result. Precipitable
water values will hover around 2 inches through the period
(especially Tuesday and Wednesday) so we could still get some gusty
winds associated with torrential downpours crashing to the ground in
the stronger storms.

Monday will be another warm one with afternoon heat index readings
peaking around 100, especially west of I-65. Air temperatures will
be a couple degrees cooler Tuesday and Wednesday with increased
cloud and shower coverage, but humidity will remain high enough to
keep outdoor conditions uncomfortable.

.LONG TERM (Wednesday Night through Monday)...
Issued at 256 PM EDT Sun Jul 24 2016

A pool of moisture oriented east/west across the region as well as
disturbances aloft crossing the Midwest, as we stay in more of a
trough pattern, will mean continued chances for thunderstorms to
close out the work week and into the next work week. High
temperatures should be seasonable, with highs in the mid to upper
80s, whereas lows may be a little above normal, thanks to that


.AVIATION (18Z TAF Update)...
Issued at 1228 PM EDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Ridging aloft will continue to provide us with generally quiet
weather during the TAF period. Isolated thunderstorms may pop up in
the heat of the day today, and we could see some scattered storms
tomorrow afternoon as a cold front approaches from the north.
Nothing widespread or definite enough to put in the TAFs, though.

Not much BR developed this morning and not much is expected Monday
morning. SDF may briefly dip to 5SM once again in urban haze around


.LMK Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
KY...Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ this evening for

IN...Heat Advisory until 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ this evening for



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