Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH
FXUS61 KILN 290727
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
327 AM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016
A weak frontal boundary will remain across the area through much
of the weekend. This will lead to a chance of mainly afternoon
and evening thunderstorms each day. High pressure and a drier
airmass will build into the Ohio Valley Monday and Tuesday.
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
Areas of fog and stratus have been developing early this morning,
especially across southern and eastern portions of our area.
Given the abundance of low level moisture, expect this trend to
continue through at least daybreak. The big question has been whether
the fog or stratus will be more dominant and so far it appears
that the stratus is winning out. This has helped to keep any
dense fog fairly patchy so far this morning. As a result will
hold off on issuing an SPS for patchy dense fog at this point but
will continue to monitor vsbys and issue one if conditions worsen.
Otherwise, the combination of a lingering boundary, a weak
surface low, and some short wave energy aloft starting to push in
from the northwest, should lead to scattered thunderstorm
development later today as we destabilize. Wind fields are not
very impressive so think any severe threat should be relatively
low. PWs are also not quite as high as yesterday but they will
still be in excess of 1.5 inches through this afternoon. Thus,
with relatively slow moving storms, some locally heavy rainfall
will be possible with any storm.
Temperatures later this morning will be dependent on how much
stratus coverage we end up with and how fast it is able to burn
off. Eventually though, expect temperatures to push up into the
low to possibly mid 80s through this afternoon.
.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY/...
While isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorm activity
should begin to taper off through the evening hours as we lose the
diurnal enhancement, a few showers may linger into the overnight
hours as some short wave energy will continue to push east across
the region. We will then destabilize again through the day on
Saturday and with the boundary still lingering across the area,
expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to redevelop once again
through the afternoon hours. Diurnally driven activity will then
taper off Saturday evening with lower end pops then possible on
into sunday as we begin to dry out and the better forcing shifts
off to our east. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low
to possibly mid 80s.
.LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
High pressure and dry conditions are expected for Monday into
Tuesday across the region.
Some model solutions are showing a complex of storms working down
into portions of the area Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The
best chance of precipitation with this appears to be across western
portions of the area. There have been some run to run
inconsistencies and the GFS is maintaining a dry forecast during
this time, therefore limited any precipitation chances to the chance
category at this time. The 12z ECMWF has come in drier for
Wednesday night into Thursday, which better corresponds with the
GFS. Due to this went with a dry forecast to only a slight chance
of storms during this time.
Better chances of precipitation look to hold off until after the end
of the long term period on Friday as a frontal boundary moves
through the region.
High temperatures will generally be in the 80s with low temperatures
in the 60s to around 70.
.AVIATION /07Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
Mostly light winds across the terminals this morning as convection
from earlier this evening has since dissipated. The main story
for this morning will be the potential for fog development. On the
low light visible am seeing some development already as dewpoint
depressions remain close to zero. Given the light winds,
precipitation earlier and near zero dewpoint depressions think fog
is likely. Have kept TAFs as is showing LIFR conditions possible.
As the sunrises this morning fog will start to burn off giving way
to mostly VFR clouds during the day. Forecast soundings also
quickly destabilize this afternoon as a broad upper level low
approaches from the west. Given the disorganized nature of the
expected convection have only included a vicinity as of now but
it is likely that most of the terminals will observe thunder this
afternoon. Winds will be mostly light and from the west.
OUTLOOK...Thunderstorms possible Saturday and Sunday.