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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
336 PM CDT Fri Aug 1 2014

.SHORT TERM:  (Through Late Tonight)
Issued at 330 PM CDT Fri Aug 1 2014


Water vapor imagery depicts a shortwave trough currently along the
Missouri River SE of KOAX heading southeast and will be the main
feature of interest tonight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms
have persisted through early this afternoon and believe they will continue
to survive into the evening hours. However...with loss of
instability...precipitation should become more showery and devoid
of thunder similar to what happened last night across northwest
Missouri.

Drier weather with decreasing cloudiness is expected behind this feature
setting the stage for another cool summer night. Other concern then turns
to fog as winds remain light/variable or calm. Combine that with fairly
clear skies expected late tonight and higher dewpoints compared to a
of days ago...did add mention of patchy fog for the entire CWA as
forecast minimums in most of these locales are several degrees
below crossover temperatures. Dense fog will be more likely in
areas which receive higher rainfall totals through this evening.


Gosselin


.LONG TERM:  (Saturday through Next Friday)
Issued at 330 PM CDT Fri Aug 1 2014


(Saturday - Friday)

Secondary shortwave trough looks to be a bit further to the east tomorrow
than it was modeled 24 hours ago. Consequently...did drop the sch PoPs
along and east of the Mississippi River. Also yielded toward the warmer
guidance with respect to highs tomorrow due to less expected diurnal cu
as well as a slight warming in 850-hPa temperatures.

Sunday and Monday also look dry with high temperatures back to near normal
for early August.

A more active pattern still could be in the offing for the middle to late
next week as bi-state area will lie beneath quasi-zonal/WNW flow
aloft. At least a few shortwave troughs will come across during
this time frame and should interact with a tightening low-level
baroclinic zone. Only have chance PoPs Wednesday - Friday for now
due to uncertainity/timing issues...but does appear that we will be
heading into a much wetter pattern than the past couple of weeks.
As for temperatures...lows will likely remain near or even
slightly above normal but highs are forecast to return to slightly
below normal due to expected clouds/rain chances.


Gosselin

&&

.AVIATION:  (For the 18z TAFs through 18z Saturday Afternoon)
Issued at 1234 PM CDT Fri Aug 1 2014

Sct TSRA will may impact terminals this afternoon. VFR conditions
are expected outside of any TSRA. Winds aob 7 kts thru the end of
the period.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS:
Saint Louis     64  87  65  88 /  20  10   0   5
Quincy          57  85  61  85 /  20  10   0   5
Columbia        59  87  63  88 /  10  10  10   5
Jefferson City  59  87  63  88 /  20  10  10   5
Salem           62  84  60  84 /  30  10   0   5
Farmington      61  86  60  86 /  30  10   5   5

&&

.LSX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES:
MO...NONE.
IL...NONE.
&&

$$

WFO LSX






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