Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
227 PM CST Wed Nov 15 2017

.SHORT TERM...

Rest of this afternoon into Thursday - Confidence...Medium to
High Cold advection stratus wrapping southeast into srn WI
overtaking any brief clearing due to dry slot. Lingering rain
shifts out by mid/late afternoon. Low level RH progs show that
this cloud cover should hang around into late tonight or early
Thursday. Surface pressure gradient remains tight into Thursday
morning then high pressure builds in from the west for the
afternoon easing the wind field.

Friday Through Sunday...Forecast Confidence Is Medium...

A strong trough moves across the northern plains and becomes
more negatively tilted as it moves east of Wisconsin by Saturday.
The GFS and Canadian have continued the trend toward the slower
and slightly weaker trough.


A surface low will intensify, especially just east of the lake
Huron area Saturday. Models are more in line, but the ECMWF and
now the canadian is a still a little more south in the
cyclogenesis.

Warm air advection develops Thursday night and begins to bring
more moisture into the region. The models are still dry Thursday
night, with light rain spreading in friday, especially afternoon.
By the time this occurs, precipitation type should be rain. There
is some elevated CAPE around 150 Joules/kg on the GFS Friday
evening.

It will be windy, both ahead of, and especially behind the low,
any wind advisories are unlikely.

Possibility of snow accumulations in our area is low, as by the
time the cold air moves in behind the low, the precipitation is
diminishing.

By Sunday afternoon a surface ridge will be moving across
Wisconsin, diminishing the winds.


.LONG TERM...

Monday Through Wednesday...Forecast Confidence Is Medium...

A somewhat cyclonic northwest flow Sunday night becomes more
zonal Monday across southern Wisconsin. The ECMWF has a quicker
and stronger shortwave in the northern stream over south central
Wisconsin that drops into the Great Lakes region Tuesday. The GFS
is much weaker with this feature, with the canadian more of a
compromise.


A south flow begins sunday night and Monday, with a surface low
moving north of the lake Superior region Monday night. This then
brings some cold air advection into southern Wisconsin, quicker
and stronger on the ECMWF Tuesday.

With the track of the low so far north, little precipitation is
indicated.


&&

.AVIATION(21Z TAFS)...

A cold front continues to shift to the east
of WI with still some lingering rain across the northeast cwa.
Lighter showers in the southeast. A window of breaks in the
overcast noted between dry slot and incoming cold advection
stratus from the northwest. Should see more breaks in the clouds
for Thursday as a ridge of high pressure edges closer and scours
out some of the low level RH/MVFR cloud deck.

&&

.MARINE...

Small Craft Advisory in good shape. Wind shift has
occurred with passage of cold front. WNW winds will be gusty with
the higher waves shifting more towards the open waters due to the
offshore component.

&&

.MKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WI...None.
LM...Small Craft Advisory until noon CST Thursday for LMZ643>646.

&&

$$

Tonight/Thursday and Aviation/Marine...Collar
Thursday Night through Wednesday...Hentz



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