Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KEAX 280857

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
357 AM CDT THU APR 28 2016

Issued at 357 AM CDT THU APR 28 2016

A surface cold front has pushed through the area as of Wednesday
with relatively cool and dry air settling into place. Low level
stratus associated with the back side of the upper low will linger
across northern Missouri today. A thermal gradient will establish
north and south of the Missouri River today with northwesterly
surface flow and cloud cover keeping high temperatures across the
northern counties in the upper 50s to low 60s, with temperatures
south reaching the low 70s by the afternoon. Thursday will be
pleasant with dry conditions expected and comfortable temperatures
throughout the day.

Storm chances will return early Friday morning for eastern Kansas
and western Missouri while expanding eastward as another trough
deepens over the desert southwest. During this time a surface low
will trek from the Texas panhandle northeast and ultimately center
over northwestern Missouri by Saturday morning. Warm air advection
ahead of this feature will likely produce widespread showers with
embedded thunderstorms Friday afternoon with increasing chances
overnight as the attendant cold front approaches western Missouri.
Lingering activity will continue through much of Saturday will
decreasing pops through Sunday afternoon. Still not anticipating
much in the way of severe this far north, though this potential will
need to monitored, specifically for areas south of I-70.

As the trough works its way east by the early week, it will be
absorbed into a deeper low just north of the Great Lakes region and
swing southwest near the area. As this feature deepens, could see
additional showers in the early week for the southern CWA. Aside
from this, the first half of the upcoming week looks dry for most
areas as a mid-level ridge builds across the Central Plains by the


.Aviation...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday Night)
Issued at 1057 PM CDT WED APR 27 2016

Precipitation has come to an end for all of eastern KS and
northern/western MO. MVFR clouds over Nebraska will rotate southward
overnight, likely grazing southern parts of the KC area before
lifting and scattering later in the morning. Better chances for
ceilings below 2000 feet will be around MCI northward.


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