Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KMPX 261927

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
227 PM CDT MON SEP 26 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 227 PM CDT Mon Sep 26 2016

It has been a sunny day across western and southern MN, but quite
cloudy across east central MN and western WI with cyclonic
circulation and a deep upper low spinning just ot the north of
Lake Superior. A few showers have also brushed Barron and Rusk
counties this afternoon. Some decrease in clouds along the edge
of the stratus and the wind area wide can be expected this
evening as the boundary layer stabilizes. Extensive cloud cover
will continue through Tuesday across much of Wisconsin.

On Tuesday, the upper low will begin to dive south across the
Great Lakes. A lobe of vorticity will spin southward on the
western edge of the trough and will likely kick off scattered to
widespread showers Tuesday afternoon east of a line from Little
Falls and St Cloud to Albert Lea. Amounts will be light, but the
shower threat has expanded westward a county or two from previous
forecasts, and with the tight cloud gradient expected, it is a
fairly significant change for some.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 227 PM CDT Mon Sep 26 2016

The upper low will continue heading south into the Ohio Valley
midweek before stalling for the rest of the week. If this system
ultimately remains where it is currently progged, a prolonged
period of tranquil weather can be expected here with the surface
and mid level ridge axes overhead. It will delay the progress of
any weather system eastward, certainly on the meso to regional
scale. Therefore, kept pops quite low through the weekend until
the system is picked up by an approaching trough over eastern
Canada. PoPs begin to enter the picture Sunday night and Monday
with another long wave trough over the Rockies, but this
occurrence too may be delayed as is often the case at such


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1247 PM CDT Mon Sep 26 2016

VFR conditions expected through tonight. Lower cigs, potentially
MVFR levels will slide south across central/eastern MN and western
WI early Tuesday with scattered showers pushing through mid to
late afternoon. Otherwise, gusty west northwest winds will ease
this evening and increase again Tuesday morning.

KMSP...Gusts to 35 kt at times this afternoon. Otherwise, no
major concerns.

Wed...VFR. Wind N 5-10 kts.
Thu...VFR. Wind light and variable.
Fri...VFR. Wind SE 5 kts.


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