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|Sunrise 5:22AM||Sunset 8:42PM||Saturday July 4, 2020 1:24 PM CDT (18:24 UTC)||Moonrise 7:38PM||Moonset 3:43AM||Illumination 99%|
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Area Discussion for - Milwaukee/Sullivan, WI  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI 1235 PM CDT Sat Jul 4 2020
UPDATE. A few showers and weak thunderstorms just to the west of the CWA look likely to remain to the west with a slight chance for some weak thunderstorms this afternoon for the northern parts of the CWA where we are seeing the cumulus clouds.
AVIATION(18Z TAFS). Mostly clear skies this afternoon will continue for much of the TAF period. Some scattered cumulus clouds to the north may signal some potential for a few weak storms and showers but at this point most of the area is expected to remain dry. Overnight we expect dry conditions with no TAF concerns. By Sunday afternoon we could see potential for a few pop-up thunderstorms that will mostly be weak and would mostly impact the eastern parts of the state. Otherwise expect mostly light east/northeast winds.
PREV DISCUSSION. (Issued 948 AM CDT Sat Jul 4 2020)
UPDATE . No changes to the forecast as another warm day is expected.
MARINE . Light and variable winds will continue across Lake Michigan through the weekend as weak high pressure of 30.1 inches remains over the area. Waves will remain on the low end through this period. Southerly winds will increase some Monday into Tuesday as the high shifts slightly eastward.
PREV DISCUSSION . (Issued 649 AM CDT Sat Jul 4 2020)
A lone thunderstorm has popped up this morning in Iowa County likely owing to better warmth and surface moisture there early this morning. Its been a slow mover, dumping over an inch of rain on Mineral Point and surrounding areas. This thunderstorm will continue to slowly meander westward and dissipate over the next hour or so.
Otherwise, forecast details from the previous discussion remain on track.
AVIATION(12Z TAFS) .
Areas of fog will dissipate quickly as daytime heating starts this morning. Otherwise, VFR cigs and vis can be expected throughout the TAF period. A few isolated showers/t-storms may pop up over central WI today, but most of southern WI will stay dry. If and where these storms occur, briefs drops to MFVR conditions will be possible.
PREV DISCUSSION . (Issued 354 AM CDT Sat Jul 4 2020)
SHORT TERM .
Today through Tomorrow . Forecast Confidence is moderate .
Today will be sunny and warm as high pressure will continue to linger over the Great Lakes Region. Highs will approach 90 across the area and daytime mixing will allow dewpoints to to stay in the low 60s.
There is the possibility of an isolated t-storm or two during the afternoon hours for areas in central WI as soundings show the convective temperature being met over this area, and CAMs depict specklings of precipitation. If a pop-up storm manages to form, it should be high-based and relatively short-lived. Chances for an isolated t-storm over central WI will diminish as the sun sets Saturday night. Otherwise, the rest of the area should remain dry.
Into Sunday, skies will remain clear and winds calm. Sunday should be almost a carbon copy of Saturday.
LONG TERM .
Sunday night through Friday . Forecast confidence is medium:
The upper level ridge will flatten out just a bit next week, allowing shortwaves to bring occasional thunderstorm chances to southern Wisconsin. Have at least a slight chance for storms each day as a result. The airmass will remain largely the same through the week, with very warm and sticky conditions each day. Max heat indices will range from 90-100 through the week, a fairly long stretch of uncomfortable conditions.
AVIATION(09Z TAF UPDATE) .
Isolated patchy fog is possible throughout the early morning hours in low- lying areas which may drop vis as low as 1 to 3SM spots, otherwise VFR conditions will persist through the daytime part of the TAF period. A few isolated t-storms may form over central WI during the afternoon. If they do form, they will likely by high- based and short- lived.
Areas of patchy fog will be possible through the early morning hours over the northern end of the lake as high dewpoints and calm winds persist. Otherwise, high pressure will continue to drive light and variable winds and low waves through the weekend.
MKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WI . None. LM . None.
Update . ARK Today/Tonight and Aviation/Marine . ARK Sunday THROUGH Friday . DDV
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|Lone Rock Tri-County Regional Airport, WI||11 mi||89 min||Var 4||10.00 mi||Fair||86°F||68°F||55%||1017.3 hPa|
|Iowa County Airport, WI||21 mi||30 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||86°F||62°F||46%||1019 hPa|
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