Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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000 FXUS63 KJKL 312340 AFDJKL AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY 740 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014 .UPDATE... ISSUED AT 628 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014 TRAINING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING FROM SW TO NE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PART OF THE FORECAST AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...WILL CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. WITH PWS IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES AND SOME SPOTS ALREADY RECEIVING IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH OVER THE PAST 2 TO 3 HOURS HAVE EXPANDED AND EXTENDED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE CENTRAL PART OF THE FORECAST AREA. THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT FOR A SWATH OF COUNTIES FROM JACKSON TO MARTIN AND PIKE. && .SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT) ISSUED AT 315 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014 NONE OF THE MODELS ARE REALLY HANDLING THIS AFTERNOONS SHOWER AND STORM ACTIVITY VERY WELL. AS IT STANDS...THE NAM12 IS CLOSEST BUT STILL IS NOT DOING A VERY GOOD JOB. AS FOR TONIGHT THROUGH THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...A BLEND OF THE VARIOUS SHORT TERM MODELS WAS USED DUE TO UNCERTAINTY...WITH SOME MASSAGING DONE TO MAKE THE RESULTING FORECAST GRIDS LOOK REASONABLE. A WEAK ATMOSPHERIC WAVE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND EVENTUALLY ACROSS KENTUCKY AND THEN THE OHIO VALLEY THIS EVENING. SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE BEGINNING TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON AS THE WAVE MOVES THROUGH. OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND STORMS...ALL WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. ONCE THE SUN BEGINS TO SET...THE LOSS OF HEATING...AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE WAVE OUT OF THE AREA INTO THE OHIO VALLEY AND POINTS NORTH...SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL QUICKLY DECREASE IN COVERAGE. THE OVERNIGHT HOURS MAY FEATURE SOME ISOLATED ACTIVITY...BUT BY SUN RISE ON MONDAY THE AREA SHOULD BE FREE OF RAIN. AFTER A LULL DURING THE DAY ON MONDAY AND AGAIN MONDAY NIGHT...A FAIRLY WELL DEFINED COLD FRONT WILL FINALLY APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST...AS A LARGE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ALOFT PUSHES OFF TO THE EAST OUT OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS. SHOWERS AND STORMS FIRE ALONG THIS FRONT AS IT MOVES ACROSS INDIANA AND CENTRAL KENTUCKY. BY 12Z ON TUESDAY WE SHOULD BEGIN TO SEE ISOLATED TO PERHAPS SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS BEGIN MOVING INTO OUR NORTHWESTERN COUNTIES. A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING...AND WE WILL BE LEAVING THIS IN PLACE SINCE IT IS BEGINNING TO RAIN A BIT MORE ACROSS THE AREA. THE EVENING SHIFT WILL DO AS THEY SEE FIT WITH THE FLOOD WATCH. TEMPERATURES DURING THE SHORT TERM WILL LIKELY BE ABOVE NORMAL DUE TO THE PERSISTENT SOUTHERLY FLOW AND MOISTURE FEED OFF THE GULF OF MEXICO. TOMORROWS HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO TOP OUT IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S...WITH LOWS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S. .LONG TERM...(TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY) ISSUED AT 328 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014 THE MODELS START OUT IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH FAIRLY ZONAL FLOW ACROSS THE US WITH AN UPPER TROUGH OVER THE CENTRAL US. AT THE SURFACE...THE BERMUDA HIGH IS RETREATING TO THE EAST AS THE UPPER TROUGH APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. A SURFACE LOW WILL BE LOCATED OVER THE GREAT LAKES WITH A COLD FRONT EXTENDING ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN AND THEN CURVING ACROSS THE TEXAS PANHANDLE. WARM MOIST AIR IS IN PLACE OVER EASTERN KENTUCKY AND WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME AIR MASS THUNDERSTORMS OVER EASTERN KENTUCKY MOSTLY IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THE UPPER TROUGH WILL BE MOVING TO THE EAST AND IT WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT INTO THE AREA ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS FRONT MOVE TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA BY WEDNESDAY. ON WEDNESDAY MORNING THE UPPER FLOW WILL BE VERY ZONAL ACROSS THE US WITH HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE AT THE SURFACE WHICH WILL STAY IN PLACE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR WARM MOIST FLOW WITH AFTERNOON AND EVENING AIR MASS THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH FRIDAY. BY SATURDAY MORNING A DEVELOPING SHORT WAVE TROUGH WILL BE PUSHING A COLD FRONT INTO THE BLUEGRASS. THIS WILL INCREASE THE SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE FOR THE WEEKEND. BY THE END OF THE PERIOD...THE TIMING OF THE SHORT WAVES BEGIN TO DIFFER AND CONFIDENCE STARTS TO PLUMMET. PREFER THE SLOWER ECMWF SOLUTION TO THE GFS. FOR TEMPERATURES...STAYED CLOSE TO THE MODEL BLEND AS THE MODELS WERE IN BETTER THAN AVERAGE AGREEMENT. && .AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z MONDAY EVENING) ISSUED AT 740 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014 A WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVING ACROSS KY WILL KEEP SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE EVENING. MVFR TO IFR CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED IN AND NEAR SHOWERS WITH VFR CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE. ANY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE TOO ISOLATED TO MENTION IN THE TAFS. SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING...BUT CEILINGS WILL LOWER AND FOG WILL FORM...WITH IFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PREVAIL FOR THE LATTER PART OF THE NIGHT INTO THE MORNING ON MONDAY. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE DURING THE MORNING ON MONDAY...WITH VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED BY LATE MORNING. VFR CONDITIONS WILL THEN PREVAIL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY ON MONDAY. && .JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT FOR KYZ069-107>117- 119-120. && $$ UPDATE...SBH SHORT TERM...AR LONG TERM...JJ AVIATION...SBH

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