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Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term (Wednesday 5/1 through Saturday 5/4)

The area will be under an area of ridging for the better part of the afternoon, but this will quickly transition to a trough this coming evening bring with it developing low pressure. Strong ridging will also be responsible for the strong winds this afternoon as it brings up strong southerly surface flow which also advects humidity and WAA into the region. Large scale moisture arrives late this evening bringing showers around and after midnight. Strong diurnal heating could help create a few thunderstorms tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Thursday as a nearing stationary front transitions into a cold front and pushes precipitation through the region. Rain continues through Friday as the cold front passes through with some isolated storms possible in the afternoon as the frontal boundary moves over SE Ohio. Rain showers continue through Saturday as disturbances within the upper level trough interact with available moisture to increase precipitation chances.

Long term (Sunday 5/5 through Tuesday 5/7)

The atmosphere will begin to stabilize on Sunday as upper level flow becomes zonal as CAA continues through the region. This will be short lived as a low pressure system up north brings a cold front through the region late Sunday into Monday. Isolated showers will exist on Monday as a region of enhanced flow is present with an area of moisture. The upper level flow becomes zonal again leading to a drier and clearer Tuesday.