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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
434 AM CDT WED SEP 2 2015

.SHORT TERM...
328 AM CDT

THROUGH THURSDAY...

PRIMARY CONCERN IN THE NEAR TERM IS CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL TONIGHT.
ANOTHER VERY WARM TO ALMOST HOT DAY EXPECTED TODAY WITH HIGHS ONCE
AGAIN MAKING A RUN AT 90 DEGREES AND PROBABLY ECLIPSING 90 IN MANY
AREAS. SOME DEBRIS CLOUDINESS FROM IOWA CONVECTION COULD FILTER
SUN A BIT IN OUR WESTERN CWA AND PERHAPS KEEP TEMPS A DEGREE OR
TWO COOLER...BUT WITH CONVECTION LIKELY TO WEAKEN NOT ANTICIPATING
A BIG IMPACT.

WELL DEFINED SHORTWAVE ON WATER VAPOR IMAGERY OVER MINNESOTA AND
WESTERN IOWA WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY PROGRESS EASTWARD THROUGH
TONIGHT. BRUNT OF THE CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN TO OUR
NORTH OVER WISCONSIN TONIGHT...BUT GLANCING BLOW FROM SOUTHERN
EXTENT OF THE SHORTWAVE SHOULD RESULT IN SOME WEAK HEIGHT FALLS
AND PERHAPS ENOUGH FORCING TO SUPPORT SOME CONVECTION IN OUR CWA.
VARIOUS CONVECTIVE ALLOWING ENSEMBLES ARE NOT OVERLY AGGRESSIVE
WITH CONVECTIVE CHANCES TONIGHT...SO LARGELY MAINTAINED PREVIOUS
POPS WITH JUST SMALL CHANCES OVER MAINLY NORTHERN CWA CLOSER TO
THE TRACK OF THE STRONGEST PORTION OF THE VORT.

A PORTION OF THIS VORT COULD BEGIN TO TURN SOUTHEAST AS IT REACHES
THE EASTERN EXTENT OF THE UPPER RIDGE...LINGERING IN THE AREA
THURSDAY. COMBINATION OF LOWER HEIGHTS AND POTENTIAL FOR LOW LEVEL
CONVERGENCE ALONG OUTFLOW AND/OR LAKE BREEZE SUGGESTS IT WOULD BE
PRUDENT TO ADD SOME LOW CHANCE POPS FOR THURSDAY AS WELL. ASSUMING
CONVECTION AND/OR CONVECTIVE DEBRIS AREN`T TERRIBLY PROMINENT THEN
THURSDAY WILL BE ANOTHER DAY WITH TEMPS MAKING A RUN AT 90
DEGREES. MUCH OF AVAILABLE GUIDANCE SUGGESTS A LAKE BREEZE COULD
FORM IN THE AFTERNOON...WHICH IF IT MATERIALIZES WOULD CAUSE LAKE
ADJACENT AREAS TO SEE TEMPS DROP OFF A BIT IN THE AFTERNOON.

IZZI

&&

.LONG TERM...
338 AM CDT

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...

CONTINUED UNSEASONABLY WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS FRIDAY ALONG WITH
SLIGHTLY LOWER HEIGHTS WITHIN A BREAK IN THE UPPER RIDGE OVER THE
REGION ARGUES FOR SOME MORE SLIGHT CHANCE POPS FOR FRIDAY AS WELL
WITH LAKE BREEZE ONCE AGAIN A CANDIDATE TO FOCUS DEVELOPMENT.

HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND GFS AND ECMWF VARY ON LOW LEVEL WIND FLOW
AND POTENTIAL FOR LAKE BREEZES. ECMWF WOULD SUGGEST LITTLE OR NO
LAKE BREEZE WHILE GFS MORE PROMINENTLY DEVELOPS HEALTHY LAKE
BREEZES BOTH DAYS. AWAY FROM THE LAKE THE FORECAST IS MORE
STRAIGHT FORWARD...JUST CONTINUED UNSEASONABLY WARM AND RATHER
HUMID. IF GFS ADVERTISED LAKE BREEZE MATERIALIZES THEN TEMPS WOULD
LIKELY HOLD IN THE 70S ALONG THE SHORE OVER THE WEEKEND...WHILE
ECMWF WOULD SUGGEST THE UPPER 80S/NEAR 90 DEGREE HEAT WOULD MAKE
IT RIGHT UP TO THE SHORELINE.

MONDAY COULD BE ONE OF THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE NEXT SEVEN
DEPENDING ON DEBRIS CLOUDS AND TIMING OF THE FRONT. FOR NOW KEPT
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S/NEAR 90...BUT WITH SUNSHINE AND CURRENT
TIMING OF FRONT PANNING OUT HIGHS COULD REACH LOW/MID 90S. COLD
FRONT LOOKS TO APPROACH REGION LATE MONDAY AND COULD SLOW OR STALL
OUT NEARBY MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY BRINGING A CONTINUED THREAT
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

IZZI

&&

.AVIATION...

//ORD AND MDW CONCERNS...UPDATED 09Z...

* LOW POTENTIAL FOR VSBY RESTRICTIONS IN BR THIS MORNING.

* LOW CHANCE FOR TSRA LATER TODAY.

RODRIGUEZ

//DISCUSSION...UPDATED 06Z...

LIGHT WINDS WITH VFR CONDITIONS IN PLACE EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH
ONLY SOME PASSING HIGH CLOUDS OVER HEAD. PATCHY FOG IS STILL
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING BUT THESE HIGHER CLOUDS MAY
LIMIT THIS POTENTIAL. SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VFR CONDITIONS WILL
PERSIST TODAY...WITH ANY PRECIP THIS MORNING REMAINING TO THE
SOUTH OF THE TERMINALS. PRECIP POTENTIAL DOES INCREASE LATER THIS
EVENING AND TONIGHT BUT WITH LOWER CONFIDENCE IF ANY PRECIP WILL
OCCUR...HAVE CONTINUED TO LEAVE OUT ANY MENTION AT THIS TIME. WILL
NEED TO MONITOR THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDING SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE TAFS WITH LATER FORECASTS.

RODRIGUEZ

//ORD AND MDW CONFIDENCE...UPDATED 09Z...

* LOW CONFIDENCE IN MVFR VSBY RESTRICTIONS THIS MORNING.

* LOW CONFIDENCE IN TSRA POTENTIAL THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* MEDIUM HIGH CONFIDENCE WITH WIND SPEED/DIRECTION.

RODRIGUEZ

//OUTLOOK FOR ORD/MDW FOR 12Z THURSDAY-12Z TUESDAY...UPDATED 00Z...

THURSDAY...MAINLY VFR. LOW CHANCE FOR SHRA/TSRA AND ASSOCIATED
VSBY IMPACTS. EAST-SOUTHEAST WIND SHIFT EXPECTED IN AFTERNOON.

FRIDAY...VFR. SOUTHEAST TO EAST WINDS.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...VFR. EAST-SOUTHEAST WIND SHIFT POSSIBLE
DURING AFTERNOON.

MONDAY...LOW CHANCE TSRA AND ASSOCIATED VSBY IMPACTS. SOUTHWEST
WINDS.

RC

&&

.MARINE...
429 AM CDT

LARGE HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE EASTERN THIRD OF
THE COUNTRY THIS WEEK WITH ANY ADDITIONAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS
STAYING NORTHWEST OF THE REGION. WHAT THIS WILL MEAN FOR THE LAKE
IS GENERALLY LIGHTER WINDS THIS WEEK...WITH DIRECTIONS LIKELY
VARYING FROM AN EASTERLY OR SOUTHERLY DIRECTION. FOG LIKELY OVER
THE LAKE AGAIN THIS MORNING...BUT NOT AS DENSE AS THE LAST COUPLE
OF DAYS. HOWEVER...PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE IN
SOME LOCATIONS TODAY.

RODRIGUEZ

&&

.LOT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IL...NONE.
IN...NONE.
LM...NONE.
&&

$$

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