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FXUS63 KIWX 201057

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
657 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

Issued at 330 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

High pressure will provide clear skies and gradually warmer
temperatures through the weekend. Highs today will be in the 50s,
except a bit cooler near Lake Michigan. Mild weather is just ahead
and will persist into the middle of next week with highs around
60 to the mid 60s Monday through Thursday. Dry weather is
forecast through Monday, followed by chances for rain increasing
into the middle of next week. No snow is expected. Temperatures
should stay above freezing all of next week.


.SHORT TERM...(Today through Saturday)
Issued at 323 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

High pressure will remain over the area through Saturday. The
high will be accompanied by clear to mostly clear skies and light
winds. Temperatures will continue to be below normal for this time
of year with highs around 55. Lows tonight will still be around
freezing. Very chilly lake water temperatures in the upper 30s
will limit highs in the immediate vicinity of Lake Michigan.


.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Thursday)
Issued at 323 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

An upper level ridge will help temperatures finally rise to near
normal early next week as an upper level low moves east across the
CONUS. This low will track south of the Ohio River, helping to
keep the forecast area in a mild and dry pattern through Monday.
Chances for rain will then increase toward the middle of next week
as the pattern becomes more unsettled. After one of the coldest
starts to spring on record, highs will rise to around 60 into the
middle 60s through the middle of next week. No snow is expected
with temperatures staying above freezing next week.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Saturday Morning)
Issued at 655 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

High pressure over the Upper Great Lakes will provide a long
duration of VFR flight conditions through the weekend and into
next week.




SHORT TERM...Skipper
LONG TERM...Skipper

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