Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KILN 281850 AFDILN Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Wilmington OH 250 PM EDT Sun May 28 2017 .SYNOPSIS... Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible this evening as a weak cold front pushes through the area. A drier airmass will settle into the region heading into Monday before some lower chances of precipitation return through mid week. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... Visible satellite imagery showing a fair amount of cloudiness pushing up across Kentucky into southern Indiana and southwest Ohio. This is helping to keep temps down somewhat with current readings only in the low to mid 70s. As a result, we have been slow to destabilize this afternoon with still some cin present across our south and the better instabilities off to our north across northern Indiana into northern Ohio. Short wave energy will move across the southern Great Lakes through early evening. Ahead of this, thunderstorms have developed across northern Indiana this afternoon and these should continue to work their way eastward as we head through early evening. The southern extent of these will be dependent on how much more we are able to destabilize through late afternoon. The HRRR is the most aggressive with this, bringing a scattered to broken line of thunderstorms across our area the 23Z-04Z time frame. However, most of the other hi res models are much less impressive with this. Will therefore limit likely pops to just our northwest and then allow for chance pops to work southeast across the remainder of the area through the evening. The severe threat looks to be pretty marginal but suppose if we were going to see any severe, the best chance would be across our northwest where some better mid and deeper layer shear is forecast to work in through the evening hours. Drier air will then work in overnight, leading to decreasing clouds from northwest to southeast. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM MONDAY/... The drier airmass will continue to settle into the region through the morning hours on Monday. Some energy rotating around an upper level low centered over the northern Great Lakes will push down toward our area later Monday afternoon into Monday night. This will help push an associated weakening surface trough down into northern portions of our area. Forcing and instability appears to be fairly weak so will just hang on to some slight chance pops across the area for mainly Monday night. Seasonable temperatures are expected on Monday with highs in the mid to upper 70s. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/... A few showers and thunderstorms may develop Tuesday in the vicinity of a weak cold front, affecting mainly eastern counties. A similar scenario is indicated for Wednesday near the stalled boundary, with thunderstorm chances enhanced by increased short wave energy rounding the base of a broad upper trough. High pressure and dry weather to start Thursday will decay rather quickly as another frontal boundary forms across the Great Lakes, allowing for a chance of showers and thunderstorms to return by Thursday night. Thunderstorms will affect mainly northern locations to start, with convection chances spreading south and persisting Friday through Sunday as the front meanders over the region. Temperatures are likely to be near normal through the period, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s to around 60. && .AVIATION /19Z SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... We are still seeing some lingering patches of MVFR cigs across the area but these should continue to lift up into a lower VFR cu field over the next hour or so. Instability will continue to increase through this afternoon with the highest values across our north. This should lead to scattered thunderstorms developing through late afternoon, continuing into this evening. The best chance for storms will be at KDAY, with decreasing chances to the south and east. Will therefore allow for a tempo -tsra at KDAY and then just cover the threat with a VCTS elsewhere. Pcpn will taper off through late evening as we lose the instability and a cold front moves through. A drier airmass will move into the area behind the front with VFR conditions expected through the remainder of the TAF period. OUTLOOK...No significant weather expected. && .ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OH...None. KY...None. IN...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...JGL NEAR TERM...JGL SHORT TERM...JGL LONG TERM...Coniglio AVIATION...JGL is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.