Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
FXUS63 KLMK 241838
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
238 PM EDT WED AUG 24 2016
.SHORT TERM (Now through Thursday Night)...
Issued at 231 PM EDT Wed Aug 24 2016
Mesoanalysis shows a 5H speed max crossing central Illinois and a
very weak surface trof reaching from northern Illinois to central
Kentucky. The atmosphere has been diurnally destabilizing and a look
out the window shows some moderate cu developing. While there is
some weak capping showing up on AMDAR soundings and the radars over
Missouri and southern Illinois are very quiet as of this writing,
there may be enough forcing to spark scattered storms late this
afternoon into early this evening. The best chances will be over
southern Indiana. Any storms will then weaken when they move into
north central Kentucky as the sun sets and the storms run into
increasing ridging aloft. There is the potential for some strong
wind gusts out of the most robust cells, primarily north of the Ohio
Thursday morning a weakening cold front will reach from the Great
Lakes to the Texas Panhandle, and will drift down to the Ohio River
by evening. Mid levels will be very warm and the moisture supply
will be meager, so not much convection is expected from this
feature. Will keep PoPs very low. The best chance for storms will be
over southern Indiana in the late afternoon.
Tonight and tomorrow night will be stuffy with lows in the 70s.
Temperatures will surpass 90 Thursday afternoon with heat index
readings peaking around 100 degrees, especially along and west of
.LONG TERM (Friday through Wednesday)...
Issued at 237 PM EDT Wed Aug 24 2016
The story hasn`t changed much in the long term. A large upper ridge
will be present over the southeast United States with convection
firing around its periphery. With this pattern thunderstorms are
usually mostly diurnal, meaning the best chances for storms will be
in the heat of the afternoon with diminishing coverage in the
evening each day.
It will be a hot, hazy, humid period with highs in the lower 90s and
lows in the lower 70s at least through the weekend...maybe a couple
degrees cooler early next week as the ridge begins to weaken and
.AVIATION (18Z TAF Update)...
Issued at 1253 PM EDT Wed Aug 24 2016
Winds this afternoon will remain out of the SSW around 7-10 knots
with scattered cu developing. The latest short term model guidance
suggests coverage of storms near SDF may be a bit higher this
afternoon than previously expected. Therefore, VCTS was added to the
TAF for a few hours late this afternoon. For tonight BWG may see
some light fog develop towards dawn. Otherwise, VFR condition will
prevail. Winds will become 5 knots or less overnight, increasing
again after sunrise tomorrow.