Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KILN 200746 AFDILN Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington OH 346 AM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016 .SYNOPSIS...
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Warm and humid conditions, along with the threat for showers and thunderstorms, will persist until a cold front moves through the area tonight. High pressure will then settle into the Ohio Valley for the beginning of the week, bringing dry and cooler weather.
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&& .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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Operational models are in better agreement today in terms of timing and strength of synoptic scale systems through tonight. Have used a combination of these, along with high resolution/convection allowing models, to ascertain coverage and timing of anticipated showers and thunderstorms. For today, embedded s/wv over the north central plains will dig east, then northeast toward the western Great Lakes by this evening. As this occurs, surface low pressure will deepen and track toward the western Great Lakes as well. This will allow a cold front to approach the region from the west. Ahead of the main front, deep moisture will push northward. Models suggest that scattered showers/storms will develop ahead of the main front from late morning on as daytime heating and waa occur. By late in the day, low level convergent flow/prefrontal trough will bring a better chance of showers/storms, which should move into the far western CWFA by evening. Best chance for a strong or severe storm is expected across the western CWFA where deep layer shear and instability in combination will be the greatest. Main severe weather threat would be strong and/or damaging wind. Also, can not rule out some localized flooding in the more robust storms given pwats of 2"+. Highs will range from the lower to mid 80s.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/...
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Deepening low pressure will pivot toward southern Ontario by Sunday morning. Attendant cold front will move east through our area tonight. Best chance for showers and thunderstorms will be across the western CWFA this evening as prefrontal convergent flow will be maximized. High resolution/convection allowing models indicate that as the night wears on, coverage of showers/storms should become more scattered in nature as they head off toward our eastern CWFA, mainly due to decreasing instability and weaker low level convergent flow. Precipitation is expected to exit our eastern cwfa by sunrise. Cloudy skies will show a clearing trend across the west late. Lows will range from the upper 50s far northwest to near 70 far east/southeast. Mid level trough will traverse east across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley on Sunday. Our region should be in the subsidence region in the wake of departing low pressure with mainly caa scattered to locally broken cumulus clouds expected. It will be cooler and drier as dewpoints drop into the 50s. Highs will range from 75 to 80. For Sunday night, diurnal cumulus will decrease through the evening, leaving mostly clear skies for the main overnight hours. As high pressure builds into the Ohio Valley, winds will diminish. Lows will bottom out in the mid to upper 50s. High pressure will continue to influence the region Monday into Tuesday night. Skies will be mostly sunny both days. Highs on Monday will range from the upper 70s to near 80. Highs on Tuesday will slightly modify to the lower 80s. Cool lows in the 50s will continue for Monday night, with lower 60s expected Tuesday night.
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&& .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
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Surface high pressure will move to the Atlantic seaboard on Wednesday. Another day of dry weather is expected, although return flow will bring an increase in dewpoints. Continued airmass modification will result in highs in the lower to mid 80s. A frontal boundary will approach the region Thursday into Friday allowing for a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the area. Due to model run to run inconsistencies limited precipitation chances to the chance category at this time.
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&& .AVIATION /08Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... So far, low clouds and fog have been slow to develop, leaving the TAF sites generally VFR (with some MVFR visibilities) as of 05Z. There is still an expectation of stratus developing, but it may not be as widespread as initially thought. Stratus has been kept in the TAFS for Cincinnati and Dayton, but scaled back in terms of timing, and removed from Columbus altogether. Some MVFR (possibly IFR) visibilities may still be possible. SSW flow will increase this afternoon to around 10 knots, with gusts possibly reaching as high as 20 knots. Chances for pop-up showers and storms will increase by mid to late afternoon, with a continued chance of storms through the evening, in advance of a cold front moving into the region. By early in the overnight period, convective chances will be waning, with the frontal passage following just a few hours behind. Some MVFR ceilings are possible behind the front. OUTLOOK...No significant weather expected. && .ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OH...None. KY...None. IN...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...Hickman NEAR TERM...Hickman SHORT TERM...Hickman LONG TERM...Hickman/Novak AVIATION...Hatzos

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