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FXUS63 KPAH 071912

210 PM CDT Mon Jul 7 2014

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Wednesday night)
Issued at 1248 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

At this writing, the main front is well to the north of the PAH
FA. A prefrontal trof was allowing some low level convergence in
the diurnally charged pm airmass, resulting in scattered
development of convection across or into portions of our southern
tier of counties. This will continue to be something to monitor,
though most activity attm appears to be just to our south.

The energy in the upper stream will drop the main front into the
area tonight-tmrw. This will result in an uptick in pops, esp
tmrw, as we peak in the likely cat. SLGT risk svr continues
through tmrw evening.

The front looks to make its passage thru nearly the entire FA by
midnight tmrw nite, if not the entire area. We lingered a slgt
chance hedge for the southern tier after midnight, but really
believe based on model trending that it will be effectively over
by 06Z Wed.

Drier/less humid and slightly cooler air comes in its wake, and
will be enjoyed for a couple days from the mid week on.

.Long Term /Thursday through Monday/...
Issued at 210 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

The upper level flow pattern will remain unusually amplified for mid
summer across the conus. Surface high pressure will pass eastward
across the Great Lakes region Thursday...bringing some lower temps
and dew points. The high will move off the Atlantic coast by the
weekend...causing winds to veer around to the southwest. Temps and
dew points will climb again over the weekend.

In more detail...dry conditions are expected Thursday into Friday
under the influence of high pressure. Temps and dew points will be a
few degrees lower than seasonal norms.

As the high moves off to the east...temps and dew points will rise a
few degrees above seasonal norms for the weekend. There is a slight
chance of isolated storms in the very moist and unstable air
mass...mainly in the afternoon and evening. The better chance
appears to be Sunday as the upper level flow turns more northwest on
the fringe of an upper low.

Looking ahead to early next week...there is considerable model
variability regarding a deep upper vortex over south central Canada.
The 12z ecmwf aggressively digs the low southeast into the Great
Lakes...while the gfs and its ensemble mean keeps most of the energy
penned up in Canada. Will follow a model blend...which ramps up pops
along a cold front as it moves into the Lower Ohio Valley Monday.


Issued at 1248 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

Diurnal cu bases in the VFR range continue thru sunset, and pops
are isolated enough to preclude their mention at terminals.
Overnight will see the main front sag south, and convective
chances may impact vicinity mention by tmrw morning. VFR
conditions largely anticipated but restrictions to cigs/vsbys will
commence with vicinity storms toward/during the planning period
and esp just beyond.




Short term/aviation...DH
Long term...MY is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.