SPC MD 1340

Source: US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mesoscale Discussion 1340
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0121 PM CDT Sat Jul 24 2021

Areas affected…Much of central and southern lower Michigan into
adjacent portions of northwestern Ohio and northern Indiana

Concerning…Severe potential…Watch possible

Valid 241821Z – 242015Z

Probability of Watch Issuance…60 percent

SUMMARY…At least scattered thunderstorm development still appears
probable, now mostly likely around 4-6 PM EDT, with the potential to
organize into clusters capable of producing damaging wind gusts.
Trends continue to be monitored for the possibility of a severe
weather watch.

DISCUSSION…Initial attempts at intensifying thunderstorm
development across/east of the Houghton Lake vicinity appear to be
waning, perhaps due to weakening of the trailing mid-level cyclonic
vorticity center. However, the boundary layer across much of
central and southern lower Michigan remains moist, modestly unstable
and weakly inhibited, to the south of the effective warm frontal
zone, and ahead of conglomerate convective outflow trailing across
northern Lake Michigan through southern Wisconsin.

Although the mid-level trough axis is in the process of shifting
across and northeast of the Lake Huron/Georgian Bay vicinity,
moderately strong (40+ kt around 500 mb) west-northwesterly
mid-level flow will maintain strong deep-layer shear across the
region into this evening. Beneath this regime, it still appears
that continuing daytime heating will support the initiation of at
least scattered thunderstorm activity, perhaps focused on the lake
breeze advancing inland off Lake Michigan. Aided by the shear, this
activity may tend to grow upscale, with organizing clusters posing a
risk for potentially damaging wind gusts.

..Kerr/Hart.. 07/24/2021

…Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product…


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