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FXUS63 KEAX 242157

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
357 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

Issued at 335 PM CST SAT FEB 24 2018

Although much of the measurable precip has moved out of the
forecast area, lingering low-level stratus with drizzle will
continue to impact much of the area through this evening. As drier
air aloft makes its way into the region, the LL stratus is
forecast to exit the area, opening the door for clearing skies.
However, given the moist grounds and lingering LL moisture, it`s
possible that patchy fog could develop. Should fog develop as
currently forecast, keep in mind that with temps expected to fall
into the 20s area-wide, this would mean the potential for freezing
fog. For tomorrow into early next week, benign weather conditions
are expected to prevail.

The next chance for precipitation arrives in the middle of next
week as a surface low develops and tracks right over the region.
There isn`t much of a discrepancy in the longer-range models with
respect to whether or not precip is going to occur. There are
still some details that will come into better light though as this
time frame gets closer with respect to precip types, timing, etc.
The remainder of the long-term period looks like it should be dry
after the passage of this mid-week system.


.Aviation...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday Afternoon)
Issued at 1132 AM CST SAT FEB 24 2018

IFR to LIFR conditions are prevailing at all four terminals early
this afternoon due to low-level stratus and reduced visbys. An
area of showers are moving into the Kansas City metro area, which
could briefly reduce visbys even further. Look for this cloud
cover to stick around through the remainder of the daylight hours,
with hopes of at least some partial clearing after sunset
tonight. However, reduced visbys look to prevail again by early
tomorrow morning due to fog developing, given plentiful low-level
moisture in the area. Look for clearing by mid-morning Sunday.




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