Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO
FXUS63 KEAX 311730
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
1230 PM CDT MON AUG 31 2015
Issued at 242 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015
Broad ridging that has been in place across the central U.S. will
slide slightly eastward today, allowing stronger southerly flow and
slightly warmer temperatures to build into the area. 850 hPa
temperatures in the 18C-20C range will support temperatures in the
mid to upper 80s today. Can`t rule out a very isolated shower or
storm over central MO where the airmass will be unstable and
uncapped, but the vast majority of the area will be dry so no
precipitation was mentioned in the forecast for now.
The remainder of the work week looks fairly uneventful weather-wise.
Broad upper-level ridge will change little through Friday maintaining
mostly dry conditions and temperatures in the mid/upper 80s. The one
exception may be Weds/Weds night when the LLJ over the Plains could
spark a few showers or storms over far northwest MO, but the better
chances for this will be west of the area. Otherwise no appreciable
rain chances are in sight until Sunday or MOnday when the upper
ridge will finally break down a bit and allow a front to sag into
the region from the north.
.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1228 PM CDT MON AUG 31 2015
VFR conditions with winds below 10kts. KSTJ will be the exception as
MVFR fog possible a few hours before/after sunrise.