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FXUS61 KILN 260829
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
429 AM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017
Showers and thunderstorms will develop today into tonight as low
pressure moves to Lake Michigan. After a brief visit by high
pressure and drier air early Monday, another low will bring more
showers and thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday. Dry weather can
be expected Wednesday under high pressure.
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
Low pressure centered over Illinois will travel to Southern Lake
Michigan by this evening. Moisture transport from the Gulf of
Mexico ahead of this slow moving, vertically stacked system is
evident on satellite. Radar shows that showers have developed
and are affecting western counties. This band of showers will
push across the area through today, so kept categorical pops
that have been in the forecast for a few days.
Instability will increase with diurnal heating. Models continue
to depict marginal instability, with CAPE values reaching about
500 J/KG, enough to produce thunderstorms this afternoon.
Potent mid level wind flow will aid in organization of
thunderstorms, and some thunderstorms cells could approach
severe limits, especially in eastern counties where better
forcing and instability may be more in phase.
High temperatures in the mid and upper 60s will be about 10
degrees above normal.
.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY/...
Thunderstorms are forecast to linger this evening, mainly over
eastern locations. Showers will be diminishing in strength and
coverage later tonight as the low pressure system moves farther
northeast into an upper ridge and weakens.
For early Monday, a ridge of high pressure will provide a brief
respite from precip chances. Showers and thunderstorms may
return by Monday evening ahead of the next area of low pressure
that will be moving toward the area from the west.
Above normal temperature trend will continue, with highs in the
mid 60s north to low 70s south.
.LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/...
Weakening upper level shortwave and associated surface low to track
through the Ohio Valley Monday night. This feature will provide
widespread showers and thunderstorms. As this progressive system
shifts east pcpn will come to an end Tuesday. Temperatures will
remain above normal, with Tuesday`s highs ranging from near 60
northwest to the upper 60s southeast.
Surface high pressure to build across the Great Lakes at mid week.
This will provide dry weather Wednesday into Thursday. Temperatures
will be closer to normal, with highs on Wednesday ranging from the
mid 50s northwest to the mid 60s southeast.
Model solutions diverge on handling late week weather system. GFS
continues to be outlier and takes the southern plains upper low into
the Ohio Valley and therefore is quicker with return pcpn.
The more consistent ECMWF and Canadian solutions have the closed low
lifting northeast into the upper MS VLY Friday. Will continue to
trend the forecast toward the ECMWF/Canadian.
Will bring chance pops into the west Thursday and increase these
pops to likely Thursday night into Friday, as moisture and
instability increase across the region. Will mention chance pops for
thunder Friday afternoon into Friday evening. Temperatures to
continue a little above normal with highs from the mid/upper 50s
north to lower/mid 60s south for Thursday and Friday.
As this system exits the region pcpn will end Saturday. High
pressure to offer dry weather through the remainder of next
.AVIATION /07Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
Low pressure centered over Western Illinois will impact aviation
weather. Showers are developing in the southeasterly flow ahead
of the low, affecting western sites first. The showers will take
several hours to push across eastern sites in this slow moving
system. Expect MVFR conditions within a few hours of the onset
of showers as the boundary layer becomes saturated.
Thunderstorms are forecast to develop this afternoon. Kept VFR
conditions with the thunderstorms. Precip should wind down later
in the forecast as the low moves northeast and fills in.
Southeast winds will become south, with speeds close to 10 knots
OUTLOOK...MVFR ceilings and visibilities will be possible late
Monday into Tuesday morning.