Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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FXUS63 KPAH 280520

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Paducah KY
1120 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

Issued at 1120 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

Updated for 06Z aviation forecast discussion.


.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Wednesday night)
Issued at 245 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

A warm front will lift NE into the area overnight with a mid level
impulse moving across the region. The result will be a slowly
increasing chance of convection later this evening, best chance
after midnight. The warm front will race NE Tuesday with mid trop
NVA developing across the area Tuesday morning, early afternoon.
Expect a lull/reduction in convective activity as a result.

Tuesday evening and overnight, weak mid level perturbations should
be enough to work with a high shear, unstable environment to
generate strong to severe convection. The SPC day 2 outlook
handles the details well, so we refer you to their product.
Timing best chances will be very difficult that far out and ahead
of a cold front to our west. But, we`ve basically been keying in
on very late day and into the evening for the initial chance, in
some form or fashion. Will keep an eye on the MO Ozarks, south
into Arkansas and east into our region. Generally followed the
GFS/EC solutions, with some NAM weight, for general overall
coverage. Chances will linger into Wednesday morning, as a cold
front moves across the area. We dry out in the afternoon, with a
dry colder Wednesday night forecast.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Monday)
Issued at 245 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

In cyclonic flow aloft, a minor shortwave and its surface reflection
may be enough to kick off a little measurable pcpn over part of
southwestern IN early on Fri.

Otherwise, in the extended forecast period, dry high pressure is
forecast to dominate the weather picture into at least the first
half of the weekend for much of the PAH forecast area, with
gradually moderating temps. Some model solutions suggest a small
possibility of showers over parts of southeastern MO or southern IL
on Sat, but the flow should become more zonal by Sun, with
increasing low level return flow. Therefore, probabilities of
showers will remain small but with somewhat greater possible
coverage on Sun.

By Mon, the med range models basically agree that a fairly
substantial mid level shortwave will approach our region, though the
details as to placement and timing of the sfc low/front and the
shortwave itself are more uncertain at this time. Instability
parameters appear conducive for tstms Mon as surface dewpoints rise
into the 50s and temps rise at least into the 60s. Surface fropa
could occur as early as late Mon afternoon.


Issued at 1120 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

Convection has arrived and will be with us for most of the
overnight period. This activity will move out during the morning
hours, 12Z-15Z Tuesday. Cigs will likely become MVFR later on in
the night. Winds have been increasing and will stay up the rest of
the night and could be gusty at times. Low level wind shear will
be a possibility until more substantial gusts set in later
Tuesday. After this warm air advection activity moves east Tuesday
morning, we will have a lull, before the next batch of convection
develops between 00Z-06Z.



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