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Aviation Weather Discussion for Eastern Kentucky

(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Tuesday evening) ISSUED AT 730 PM EDT MON APR 23 2018 Storm system over the mid Mississippi Valley will meander eastward very slowly through the forecast period, moving from to roughly Knoxville by this time Tuesday. Surface low will move eastward along with the upper level feature. This will keep the threat of rain in the forecast, but with a relative lull through the overnight period as activity becomes a bit more scattered in nature. However, rain returns by Tuesday morning as the storm system moves ever closer to our area. In addition to the rain we can expect to see deteriorating flight conditions through MVFR and eventually down into IFR territory for much of the area by Tuesday morning. Still cannot rule out some isolated thunder in our south and southwest this evening and most places on Tuesday afternoon, but at present the threat does not look high enough to warrant a mention in the TAFs. East to southeast winds at around 10 kts - with higher gusts in the elevated terrain of far eastern Kentucky - will decrease through the evening hours settling between 5 and 10 kts and continuing at that rate into Tuesday. Some LLWS will still be possible in the far east (SJS) for a good part of the night and accordingly this has been included in its TAF.

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