Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
FXUS63 KGRR 030009

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
809 PM EDT Tue Jun 2 2020


Issued at 256 PM EDT Tue Jun 2 2020

- Chance of Severe Thunderstorms Late Tonight

- Next Chance for Some Showers on Friday

- Fair Weather For The Weekend


.DISCUSSION...(This evening through next Tuesday)
Issued at 256 PM EDT Tue Jun 2 2020

- Chance of Severe Thunderstorms Late Tonight -

A slow moving cold front will focus convective development across
our fcst area mid to late this evening and overnight. Some severe
storms are possible due to favorable kinematics for organized
convection as deep layer shear will increase to 35-40 kts in
conjunction with moderate to potentially strong instability out
ahead of the front. Some of the latest CAMs and HREF also show
potential for rather strong convection mainly across our
central/northern fcst area from around 11 pm through 6 am.

There are several mitigating factors to svr wx potential including
unfavorable cold frontal timing with decreasing instability during
the early morning hours Wednesday. Sfc based convection often
diminishes crossing relatively cold Lake MI waters this time of
year. On the other hand as alluded to previously a well organized
MCS or convection that is or becomes elevated will likely not
diminish. A consensus of latest spc sref svr wx parameters suggests
decreasing svr wx potential during the early morning hours

So all things considered - we expect convection overnight with a
chance for some severe storms with damaging wind gusts/hail. The
relatively best chance for severe wx will be near to mainly north of
KGRR. On Wednesday we expect convective redevelopment to occur south
of our fcst area across northern IN/OH.

- Next Chance for Some Showers on Friday -

A cold front and upper level disturbance will combine to bring some
showers Friday. Convection is not anticipated with weak instability

- Fair Weather For The Weekend -

A high pressure ridge building in will bring fair and slightly
cooler wx this weekend with high temps in the lower to middle 70`s.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 803 PM EDT Tue Jun 2 2020

The area of storms developing in Western WI is forecast to track
through the region tonight after midnight. Strong wind gusts look
likely for KMKG...KGRR and KLAN...but stay tuned in the event the
storms track further south. The timing could also change...seems
like the storms are developing a little sooner. While a period of
MVFR clouds are possible late tonight for the southern TAF sites
KAZO to KBTL to KJXN...the storms could alter the location of the
impactful clouds. VFR conditions are forecasted to arrive during
the day on Wednesday.


Issued at 256 PM EDT Tue Jun 2 2020

Winds will increase a bit tonight but winds/waves will stay below
sca criteria. Thunderstorms will pose a hazard to mariners late
tonight. Fairly tranquil conditions are forecast on Lake MI tomorrow
and Thursday.


Issued at 256 PM EDT Tue Jun 2 2020

A consensus of latest short range guidance and CAMs suggests rain
and convection will develop late this evening and overnight.
Some urban and small stream type flooding issues are possible
overnight with strongest convection. However the convection will be
moving through quickly helping to keep rainfall amounts down.
In fact the majority of our area will receive a half an inch of rain
or less overnight. Locally higher amounts to an inch or more are
possible where heaviest convection moves through as suggested by the
12Z HREF ensemble lpmm.




MARINE...Laurens is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.