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FXUS63 KIWX 191644

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
Issued by National Weather Service INDIANAPOLIS IN
1244 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Issued at 1244 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Skies will continue to clear early this afternoon with highs
today in the 40s. Dry conditions will persist the next several
days along with a gradual warming trend. Look for highs in the 50s
on Friday and Saturday and then around 60 to 65 Sunday through


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 352 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

An upper level system was over the center of the forecast area
early this morning and was moving southeast. Aircraft soundings
indicated thermal profiles were just cold enough for snow with
surface temperatures just above freezing. Northern Indiana road
pavement temperatures were in the mid to upper 30s. All
indications are that any travel issues should be minor and limited
to early this morning. Skies should clear by early afternoon as
subsidence increases behind the departing wave. Lows tonight
should drop a few to several degrees below freezing. Agricultural
indications are that fruit trees are up to 3 weeks behind the
normal development for this date due to the coldest start to
spring in over 30 years. In this regard, any frost/freeze
headlines will not be issued at this time.


.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 255 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

A progressive but relatively slow upper level flow will persist
into the middle of next week. During this time, an upper level
system will move east across the CONUS, but will track south of
the Ohio River. North of this system, a weak upper level ridge
will help bring fair skies and warmer temperatures early next
week. Highs should be around 60 to 65 Monday through Tuesday.
Chances for rain will increase by Wednesday as the next system


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday Afternoon)
Issued at 1244 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

VFR conditions are expected through the period.

Only a few cumulus are expected near KFWA early in the period,
otherwise clear skies will be the rule thanks to high pressure
building in.

Winds will still gust to around 20kt this afternoon, but they will
diminish by early evening with winds becoming less than 10kt


LM...Small Craft Advisory until midnight EDT tonight for LMZ043-046.



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

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