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FXUS63 KIWX 031052
AFDIWX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
652 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 649 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC REGION WILL ALLOW A
CONTINUED WARMING TREND FOR THE REGION TODAY. MEANWHILE...AN
UPPER DISTURBANCE TRACKING ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER WILL DRAG A
COOL FRONT SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION MONDAY AND
MONDAY NIGHT. THIS FRONT COMBINED WITH INCREASING MOISTURE WILL
LIKELY PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MONDAY THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT. AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 70S
TO AROUND 80 DEGREES. LOWS TONIGHT WILL FALL BACK ONLY TO THE
MIDDLE TO UPPER 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 408 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

MINOR MOISTURE STARVED SHORTWAVE INTO WCNTL IN MOVG ESEWD INTO
SWRN OH THIS AFTN. MODEST INCRS IN MID/UPR LVL CLOUD COVER ASSOCD
WITH FEATURE IN AM HOURS. INCRSD INSOLATION IN AFTN HOURS ALONG
WITH SHORTWAVE RIDGING IN WAKE TO AGAIN SUPPORT A CONTD WARMING
TREND FO SFC-8H LYR. WARMER START THIS AM AND 925MB AFTN TEMPS ON
ORDER OF ABOUT 3C WARMER SUPPORTS MODICUM OF INCRS IN ALREADY
WARM/WELL ABOVE NORMAL PRIOR FCST. STRENGTHENING BACKGROUND SSWLY
FLOW TO MINIMIZE INLAND MARINE INFLUENCE ACRS CWA...SHUNTED NWD
OF SAUGATUCK/ERN LAKESHORE INFLECTION. SLIGHT BUMP TO MIN TEMPS
AS WELL TONIGHT WITH CWA PLANTED WITHIN PREFRONTAL THERMAL PLUME
ALONG WITH SUSTAINED MIXED BLYR THROUGH THE NIGHT. GAVE TOKEN
SLIGHT CHC OF SRN PERIPHERY OF DECAYING WI MCS TO DRAPE SEWD INTO
FAR NWRN CWA TOWARD DAYBREAK SANS TSRA MENTION. CERTAINLY NOT AS
STRONG AS MAV MOS GIVEN DOMINANT WRLY COMPONENT TO DEEP LYR
MOTION VECTORING AND HAVE UNDERCUT SEEMINGLY AGGRESSIVE BLENDED
APPROACH.

&&

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 408 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

MODELS SEEM TO HAVE LEVELED OFF SOMEWHAT IN HANDLING OF FRONTAL
BOUNDARY ACROSS THE REGION INTO TUESDAY AS MAIN UPPER LEVEL
ENERGY REMAINS ACROSS NORTHERN GREAT LAKES. MOST SCENARIOS SHOW
CONVECTION TRYING TO MOVE INTO FAR NW PARTS OF THE AREA...BUT
WEAKENING AS THEY DO. THE RESIDUAL MESOSCALE BOUNDARIES AS WELL
AS THE FRONT ITSELF WILL HELP SET THE STAGE FOR CONVECTIVE
DEVELOPMENT MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY. WHILE MODELS VARY TO
SOME EXTENT...ALL DEPICT SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY (SOME AS HIGH AS
GREATER THAN 1000 J/KG) AND LITTLE OVERALL CAPPING WHICH WOULD
SUGGEST MORE THAN ISOLATED COVERAGE OF STORMS. PART OF THIS WILL
HINGE ON FINAL RESTING PLACE OF THE FRONT AND HOW MUCH SUNSHINE
CAN PEAK THROUGH THE CLOUDS. SPC DAY 2 OUTLOOK KEEPS AREA IN
MARGINAL RISK AND SEE NO REASON TO DISAGREE. WILL MAINTAIN LIKELY
POPS INTO MONDAY NIGHT BUT DID INCREASE FURTHER INTO UPPER END
LIKELY MAINLY ACROSS THE NORTH. WITH THE FLOW NOT OVERLY STRONG
AND PWATS 1.25 INCHES OR HIGHER...SOME AREAS COULD EASILY SEE
UPWARDS OF A HALF INCH OR MORE OF RAINFALL. WITH THE INCREASED
CLOUD COVER AND SHOWER/TSTM CHANCES...TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER
WITH HIGHS IN THE GENERALLY IN THE 60S AND 70S.

DEEP UPPER LOW WILL DIG INTO THE SW STATES AND ALLOW INCREASING
HEIGHTS AND SUBSEQUENT NUDGE NORTHWARD IN THE FRONTAL
BOUNDARY...ALLOWING THE AREA TO HEAD BACK TO ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES INTO THE 70S AND 80S WEDS-FRI. WEAK DISTURBANCES
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE FLOW TOWARDS THE NE AND ALLOW FOR SMALL
CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS FRI INTO SATURDAY. HONESTLY CAN`T
RULE OUT A CHANCE OF A RENEGADE SHOWER/STORM EVEN FOR WEDS/THURS
DURING PEAK HEATING GIVEN SOME MODELS SHOWING A DECENT AMOUNT OF
INSTABILITY BUT NO FOCUSED TRIGGERS.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z MONDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 649 AM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

MINIMAL CHG WRT 12 UTC TAFS FOR NRN INDIANA. VFR MET CONDS TO
PERSIST THROUGH THE PD. UPSTREAM DECAY OF CONVECTION ACRS ERN IA
TO PROVIDE SOME DEBRIS ALTOCU/CI CLOUDS...THOUGH OF LITTLE
CONSEQUENCE. CHANGE GROUPS PRIMARILY TO DELINEATE DIURNAL
INCREASE OF S-SWRLY SFC FLOW...WITH AN INCRSD/MIXED GRADIENT FLOW
MAINTAINING IN LATTER TIMEFRAME OF FCST.

&&

.IWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...NONE.
MI...NONE.
OH...NONE.
LM...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...MURPHY
SHORT TERM...MURPHY
LONG TERM...FISHER
AVIATION...MURPHY


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