Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
FXUS63 KLMK 162006
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Louisville KY
306 PM EST Mon Jan 16 2017
.Short Term...(This evening through Tuesday night)
Issued at 245 PM EST Mon Jan 16 2017
A low pressure system moving ENE through the upper Midwest will drag
a cool front through the area Tues. Ahead of this front, light rain
showers have started mainly west of I-65 as of 230pm. Expect the
rain to continue to spread east throughout the night as the front
approaches. Also, elevated isld-sct t-storms will be possible as
forcing increases closer to the frontal boundary tonight. With a 40-
50 kt LLJ just off the sfc, any shower or storm could mix down a
strong wind gust. However, no severe wx is expected. Outside of
convection, southerly winds of 10-15 mph with gusts of 20-25 mph
will be common late tonight through Tues afternoon until the front
passes east of our region Tuesday evening.
Tuesday night, rain showers will come to an end but low level
moisture will remain plentiful under a good inversion and may result
in light drizzle behind the front Tues night into Wed morning.
Temperatures will be mild tonight only dropping into the mid to
upper 50s for lows. Expect upper 50s to mid 60s for highs Tues with
some areas over southern Indiana experiencing highs early in the
afternoon and then remaining steady or dropping Tues afternoon.
Behind the front, lows will drop into the mid 30s to lower 40s Tues
.Long Term...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 300 PM EST Mon Jan 16 2017
...A Rainy, Mild Pattern will continue through the Weekend...
Wednesday - Friday...
Behind the departing low pressure system, low clouds will hang
around for much of Wed. By Wed night, we may see a break in the
cloud cover for a period but expect more clouds to move in from the
south as an upper low pulls a warm front north towards our region.
Rains associated with this weather system will impact our region Wed
night through Fri with the best shot at steady rains with embedded t-
storms being Thu night.
Temps for Wed will be limited to the mid 40s to low 50s for highs
and then warm into the upper 50s/lower 60s for highs by Fri in the
warm sector behind the rain.
Saturday - Monday...
A strong southerly flow in place for Sat will help the area warm up
into the low to mid 60s! With dry weather expected on Saturday, it
will be an unusually warm, pleasant day for mid Jan.
More rain chances look to arrive for the beginning of next week as a
strong low pressure system barrels east across the Ohio Valley. This
weather system could again bring t-storm chances for Sun.
Temps will be very mild to start the week and then trend cooler
behind this low pressure system.
.Aviation...(18Z TAF Issuance)
Updated at 1237 PM EST Mon Jan 16 2017
Low pressure system will track from the eastern Plains up into the
Great Lakes during this cycle. Now firmly in the warm sector of this
storm system, VFR conditions will prevail through this afternoon and
into the early evening. Chances for rain showers will pick up by
late afternoon and early evening, but will keep prevailing showers
out until after sunset. A few MVFR rain showers are then possible
between sunset and Midnight.
More widespread rain, and a few embedded thunderstorms, are then
expected around the Midnight hour through much of the overnight,
along with low MVFR ceilings. As we near dawn, ceilings could drop
into the IFR range just ahead of a cold front. Will keep shower
mention in Tuesday morning.
Surface winds now out of a light SE component, will gradually veer
to a southerly component and increase in magnitude this evening.
Winds will continue to veer to a steady SSW direction by dawn on
Tuesday. Will also note that LLWS is a possibility overnight as a 40-
50 knot LLJ moves overhead, however will not mention at this point
as low level inversion doesn`t quite look strong enough.