Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KILN 251442 AFDILN AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 1042 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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LOW PRESSURE TRACKING THROUGH KENTUCKY WILL PROVIDE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT. DRIER WEATHER WILL ARRIVE EARLY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK. WHILE BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TODAY...A MODERATION IN TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW FOR MORE SEASONABLE CONDITIONS TO RETURN TO THE REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK.
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&& .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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ISENTROPIC LIFT HAS CONTINUED ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING ALLOWING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS. 12Z KILN SOUNDING SHOWED A PRETTY SATURATED SOUNDING ABOVE 800 MB WITH A LOT OF DRY AIR BELOW. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH WIDESPREAD CLOUD COVER WILL MAKE HIGH TEMPS TRICKY FOR THIS AFTERNOON. MOST LIKELY HIGH TEMPS WILL BE ONLY A COUPLE DEGREES WARMER THAN CURRENT TEMPS. THE MAIN STORY OF THE DAY WILL BE A SURFACE LOW THAT IS FORECASTED TO TRACK TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST AND MOVE SOUTH OF THE AREA THIS EVENING. THE SURFACE LOW WAS CURRENTLY ANALYZED OVER THE KANSAS/ MISSOURI BORDER AND IS FORECASTED TO PUSH SOUTHEAST DURING THE DAY. THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER LOOKS FOR THE MOST PART TO REMAIN SOUTH OF THE CWA. THE LATEST NAM HAS THE WARM FRONT STAYING JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA. NCAR ENSEMBLE AND NSSL WRF ENSEMBLES ALSO POINT TO THE BEST INSTABILITY REMAINING JUST SOUTH OF THE CWA. LOW LEVEL SHEAR VALUES ARE FORECASTED TO CONTINUE TO BECOME MORE FAVORABLE SO WILL CONTINUE CURRENT WORDING IN HWO FOR SEVERE IN SOUTHERN ZONES WHERE HIGHER INSTABILITY WILL EXIST. PREVIOUS.. MID LEVEL LOW OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO OPEN UP AND AND TRACK ACRS THE MID MS VLY TODAY AND INTO THE OHIO VALLEY TONIGHT. ASSOCIATED SFC LOW TO MOVE INTO THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY BY EVENING. WEAK AREA OF ISENTROPIC LIFT HAS DEVELOPED WHICH HAS RESULTED IN SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS. AS LOW APPROACHES 40 KT LLJ DEVELOPS...PROVIDING GOOD AXIS OF LOW LEVEL FORCING. EXPECT RAIN SHOWERS TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE WITH THE BEST COVERAGE ACROSS THE SOUTH. MARGINAL INSTBY TO DEVELOP ACRS THE FAR SOUTH TOWARD EVENING. WILL GO WITH CATEGORICAL POPS ACRS THE ENTIRE FA WITH CHC OF THUNDER SOUTH. FAVORABLE LOW LEVEL SHEAR WILL EXIST IN UNIDIRECTIONAL DEEP WESTERLY MEAN FLOW. BEST INSTBY AND SHEAR LOOKS TO STAY TO OUR SOUTH BUT WITH WARM FRONT INVOF OF OUR FAR SOUTHERN COUNTIES WILL CONTINUE MENTION OF PSBL SVR ACRS THE FAR SOUTH. PRECIPITATION WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES DOWN TODAY WITH HIGHS FROM NEAR 50 NORTH TO THE UPPER 50S FAR SOUTH.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY/... MODELS SOLNS GENERALLY SIMILAR WITH SFC LOW TRACKING EAST ACRS KY TONIGHT. MARGINAL INSTBY TO COINCIDE WITH FAVORABLE UNIDIRECTIONAL SHEAR ACRS THE FAR SOUTH AHEAD OF THE SFC WAVE ACRS THE FAR SOUTH LATE THIS AFTN AND EVENING. AS THE LOW SLIDES ESE PCPN WILL END FROM NW TO SE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY. SFC HIGH PRESSURE TO BEGIN TO BUILD SE INTO THE REGION SUNDAY. AS DRIER AIR AND CLEARING DEVELOPS COOLER AIR WILL FILTER IN. LOWS TONIGHT TO RANGE FROM THE UPPER 30S NW TO THE MID 40S SE. SFC HIGH PRESSURE CONTROLLING OUR WEATHER AND NW FLOW ALOFT...EXPECT TO SEE A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUNSHINE. HIGHS SUNDAY TO RANGE FROM THE MID/UPPER 50S NORTHWEST TO THE LOWER 60S SOUTHEAST. MODELS SHOWING A S/W ROTATING THRU THE EASTERN GREAT LAKES MONDAY AROUND LARGE UPPER LOW CENTERED OFF THE EAST COAST. WILL MAINTAIN A DRY FCST WITH BEST MOISTURE TO THE EAST BUT A SPRINKLE OR LIGHT RAIN SHOWER IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. TEMPERATURES STILL BELOW NORMAL WITH HIGHS ON MONDAY FROM THE UPPER 50S NORTH TO THE LOWER 60S SOUTH. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/... HIGH BUILDS NORTHWEST OF THE REGION BUT GETS CAUGHT UP IN THE MUDDLED SURFACE PATTERN AND ONLY A WEAK RIDGE IS EXPECTED TO NOSE INTO THE OHIO VALLEY FOR TUESDAY. NORTHEAST FLOW AT THE SURFACE WILL BE FOUND AS THE H5 PATTERN REALLY GETS KNOCKED AROUND WITH WEAK RIDGES IN BETWEEN VARIOUS TROUGHS AND CUTOFF LOWS DOWNSTREAM OF AN ENTRENCHED RIDGE IN THE WESTERN U.S. THE MEAN LONGWAVE TROUGH IN THE EAST WILL PREVAIL AND HAMPER ANY SIGNIFICANT WARMUP WHICH WOULD NORMALLY BE EXPECTED WITH THE HIGHER SUN ANGLES OF THIS TIME IN THE SEASON. INTERSPERSED PERIODS OF CLOUDS DURING THE DAYTIME PERIODS ARE EXPECTED WITH A GENERAL WARMING TREND AS TEMPS REACH AND SLIGHTLY EXCEED CLIMO NORMALS BY DAY 7 BY TIPPING INTO THE 70S. A SOUTHERN LOW PRESSURE CENTER IN THE MEAN H5 RIDGE MAY RESULT IN A HEIGHTENED THREAT OF SOME LIGHT SHOWERS FOR THE TAIL END OF THE FORECAST. && .AVIATION /15Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... CONDITIONS ARE VFR TO START. THAT WILL CHANGE AS SHOWERS DEVELOP AND EXPAND IN COVERAGE ALONG A STATIONARY FRONT OVER KENTUCKY. GREATEST EFFECTS WILL BE AT CVG AND LUK WHERE PREVAILING SHOWERS WITH MVFR ARE FORECAST AROUND 14Z. THUNDERSTORMS COULD OCCUR IN THE VICINITY THERE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON...FOLLOWED BY IFR CEILINGS AS LOW PRESSURE MOVES ALONG THE FRONT. FARTHER NORTH AT DAY AND ILN...SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED FROM 16Z THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS...WITH IFR CEILINGS DEVELOPING IN THE AFTERNOON. CMH AND LCK MAY SEE MVFR FOR A BRIEFER PERIOD THIS AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING. LATER IN THE FORECAST...DRIER AIR WILL BE MOVING IN FROM THE NORTH WITH HIGH PRESSURE...BRINGING BACK VFR CONDITIONS. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE EAST AT ABOUT 12 KNOTS BY THIS AFTERNOON...SHIFTING TO NORTHEAST AND THEN NORTH LATE IN THE FORECAST PERIOD...WITH SOME GUSTS OVER 20 KNOTS. OUTLOOK...MVFR CEILINGS POSSIBLE MONDAY. && .ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OH...NONE. KY...NONE. IN...NONE. && $$ SYNOPSIS...HAINES/AR NEAR TERM...HAINES/AR SHORT TERM...AR LONG TERM...FRANKS AVIATION...CONIGLIO

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