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FXUS63 KMKX 200819

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
319 AM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017


Today and Tonight...Forecast confidence is medium:

A low amplitude mid/upper level shortwave trough will move across
Wisconsin this morning, as the left exit region of a 110 knot
250 mb upper jet moves across the area. This results in moderate
upper divergence and 700 mb upward motion.

As a result showers will likely move through the region during
the morning and early afternoon.

A 925mb thermal ridge will nudge into the southwest part of the
state with weak warm air advection across the region. Surface
based Cape will build to 500 J/KG so there is a chance for
thunder. Shear is moderate. Surface based CAPE increases again to
600 joules/kg late afternoon but the better forcing is off to the
east. So only isolated showers/thunderstorms then.

Skies clear and winds diminish tonight with some ground fog
expected, especially in the river valleys late.


Wednesday and Thursday...Forecast confidence is medium:

The flow will turn more zonal mid-week, allowing a return of
deeper moisture and warmer temps. Shower/storm chances will also
increase during this time as moisture/instability and forcing
increase with low pressure moving into the region.

Models have slowed a tad more with the arrival of the deeper
moisture and better warm air advection, so Wednesday now looks
mainly dry into early evening. Showers/storms are then likely
later Wed evening and overnight. Storms could be strong to severe
as they arrive into the area given increasing instability and
decent shear as the low level jet pushes into the area.

Still looks like the low level boundary could get hung up in the
area, allowing further rounds of showers/storms on Thursday and
Thursday night. Storms could be severe Thursday too.

Friday through Monday...Forecast confidence is medium:

It looks dry Friday as high pressure builds toward the area.
Surface high pressure will continue to build in slowly from the
west over the weekend into early next week. Meanwhile, weak waves
are expected to move through broad troughing, bringing precip
chances at times. The main issue during this period is that model
timing of the individual waves isn`t great, so not a ton of
confidence in pops. Models do agree that near normal temps Friday
should drop to below normal values for Sat-Mon.



VFR conditions expected through the TAF period except within
thunderstorms. Skies will be mostly clear overnight with light
winds. An upper level disturbance will roll through southern WI
this morning. Expect showers and isolated thunderstorms with this
round. These should be out of the area by early afternoon, but a
few showers could linger through late afternoon.



West winds will gust to around 20 knots by afternoon. Otherwise
lighter winds and low wave heights are expected through
Wednesday. Look for mainly offshore winds today and onshore on

It will be another day with shower and thunderstorm chances. Look
for best potential of precipitation late this morning and early




Today/Tonight and Aviation/Marine...Hentz
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