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Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term (Wednesday 4/10 through Saturday 4/13)

Upper level ridging approaches on Wednesday. CAA is barely recognizable as highs will only fall into the mid to high 60s. Clouds will disappear late Wednesday as upper level ridging creates weak high pressure into Thursday. An organizing low pressure system is present on Thursday in the Central Plains. A weak quasi-stationary front is present ahead of the system’s warm front. This initial front will move through and be followed closely behind by the warm front on the later half of Thursday. SE Ohio looks to be in the warm sector of the system on for Thursday and Friday resulting in unseasonably high temperatures in the high 70s for Thursday as clouds become minimal. The cold front will push through on Saturday night causing temperatures to dip down into the high 40s.

Long term (Sunday 4/14 through Tuesday 4/16)

A upper level trough with an embedded shortwave within its axis is visible on Sunday. This trough will serve as a source of lift and instability with a fairly strong jet streak over most of the State with max winds at 120 knots. Precipitation is likely to start around the morning with the timing of low pressure system and available moisture. A small chance for thunderstorms exists, but is not likely as CAPE is nearly non-existent, and the timing of precipitation will limit explosive convection. Rain showers will persist through Sunday as SE Ohio will be affected by precipitation in both the warm and cold front regions of the system. Upper level ridging moves into the region on Monday clearing cloud cover and bringing in some WAA. These conditions continue into Tuesday as ridging will be directly over the region.