Area Forecast Discussion
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047 FXUS61 KILN 231907 AFDILN Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington OH 307 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017 .SYNOPSIS...
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High pressure will build into the region over the next couple of days, leading to dry conditions and a warming trend through mid week. A cold front will move through the area Wednesday night into Thursday bringing the next chance for precipitation.
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&& .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY MORNING/...
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Precipitation is having a tough time making much of a northward push into our fa this afternoon with perhaps just a few sprinkles sneaking into far southern Lewis County. The bigger impact has been the clouds as a fairly thick cirrus shield has overspread most of our area with some decent enhancement now showing up on the IR satellite images. This has resulted in mostly cloudy skies and has helped keep the temperatures down several degrees across our southern areas. These clouds will likely persist into the overnight hours as the models continue to indicate some high level moisture spinning northward around the upper level low dropping down into the southeastern United States. This may have a minor moderating influence on temps overnight and will range lows from the lower 40s northwest to the upper 40s southeast. The models continue to have some light pcpn pushing up into our far southeast through the overnight hours. This may be overdone given the trends so will just carry a slight chance for showers across our extreme southeast.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 AM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/...
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The upper level low will continue to shift off to the southeast on Monday to just off the southeast coast through Monday night. It looks like a weak inverted trough may hang back across the Tennessee Valley possibly extending up toward the mid Ohio Valley. This will allow for the low level flow to become more east southeasterly through the day on Monday, leading to some 850 mb moisture advection up into at least our southern areas. This will likely lead to an increase in some lower level clouds as we progress through the day. Highs on Monday will be somewhat dependent on the amount of cloudiness, but generally expect highs in the upper 60s to around 70.
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&& .LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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For Tuesday and Wednesday, the area will be under a dry southerly flow between slow moving areas of low pressure located to the east and west. Showers and thunderstorms will develop Wednesday night and Thursday when a cold front is forecast to swing through from the west. Western locations should see more a favorable environment for precip, with eastern sites having lower pops as the front moves into less conducive conditions aloft. The front may then stall south of the Ohio River Friday, before lifting back toward the Great Lakes on Saturday and Sunday. Shower and thunderstorm chances will persist in the moisture, instability, and convergence associated with the front. Warm temperatures will be the rule in a regime featuring above normal geopotential heights, though readings will vary somewhat with respect to frontal position. Highs in the mid 70s Tuesday will increase to the low 80s Wednesday under warm advection ahead of the cold front. A retreat back to the low 70s Thursday due to frontal passage will be followed by a rebound back to around 80 by next weekend.
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&& .AVIATION /19Z SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... A fairly thick cirrus shield continues to spread northward across the area early this afternoon. This will likely remain in place across the region into tonight as the upper level low shifts slowly southeast across the Tennessee Valley. Low level moisture will begin to increase from the south through the day on Monday, leading to an increase in some lower VFR clouds through the afternoon. VFR conditions are expected through the TAF period. OUTLOOK...MVFR cigs will be possible on Thursday along with a chance of thunderstorms. && .ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OH...None. KY...None. IN...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...JGL NEAR TERM...JGL SHORT TERM...JGL LONG TERM...Coniglio AVIATION...JGL

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