Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KILN 241922 AFDILN Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington OH 322 PM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017 .SYNOPSIS... Southerly winds will keep temperatures much above normal into the early part of the weekend. An occluded front will move through the area on Sunday bringing the next chance of precipitation. Low pressure will track northeast into the region Monday night. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... Cumulus field developing into the region from the southwest this afternoon should diminish this evening with the loss of heating and also as the moist axis gets shunted off to the north. However, there will be some increase in high clouds in the latter part of the night. Pressure gradient will be sufficient to keep southerly winds going through the night. Low temperatures will be quite mild with readings close to normal highs for this time of year. && .SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... A vertically stacked low pressure over the Ozarks at the beginning of the period will lift north northeast through Saturday night. The forecast area will be in the warm sector throughout. Cannot rule out a few showers or thunderstorms across the western counties Saturday afternoon, but the chance is quite low. The chance of showers and as well as some embedded thunderstorms will increase late Saturday night as an occluded front rotating around the low will be approaching from the southwest. Temperatures will remain very warm. Forecast has gone near or slightly above MOS. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... The upper level low will lift from the mid Mississippi Valley to the eastern Great lakes Sunday into Sunday night. The main upper level trough axis will pivot up across our area through Sunday afternoon along with an associated axis of more widespread shower activity. This will also be accompanied with an area of better instabilities so will continue to include a mention of thunder through mid afternoon. As we get on the back side of this axis, pcpn will taper back to scattered showers as we head into Sunday evening. Highs on Sunday will be in the 60s. Mid level ridging will move quickly east across the area through Monday morning before another fast moving mid and upper level trough axis pushes east across the area Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. This will bring another chance of showers to the region. The better instabilities remain along and south of the Ohio River, so will keep the best chance for any thunder across southern portions of our fa. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s, cooling to highs in the 60s by Tuesday. Surface high pressure will nose down into the area from the north as it slides east across the area Tuesday night into Wednesday. This will result in dry but cooler conditions with highs on Wednesday in the upper 50s to lower 60s. A weakening upper level trough will lift out of the southern plains and across the Tennessee Valley Thursday into Friday, bringing another chance of showers through the end of the work week. Highs on Thursday and Friday will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s. && .AVIATION /19Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... Scattered to broken cumulus will occur through the early part of the TAF period. Expect clouds to gradually diminish after 00Z. High clouds will overspread the area during the latter part of the period with some diurnal cumulus developing on Saturday. Gusty south winds at the start of the period will decrease with the loss of heating. Winds will back slightly overnight but maintain 5 to 10 kt. Southerly winds around 10 kt will prevail on Saturday. OUTLOOK...MVFR ceilings and visibilities as well as thunderstorms are possible Saturday night into Sunday. MVFR ceilings and visibilities will be possible again late Monday into Tuesday morning. && .ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OH...None. KY...None. IN...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS... NEAR TERM... SHORT TERM... LONG TERM...JGL AVIATION... is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.