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FXUS63 KEAX 181715

1215 PM CDT Mon Aug 18 2014

Issued at 339 AM CDT MON AUG 18 2014

Overnight MCS over central KS dissipated rapidly as it encountered a
dry airmass over our area. This airmass should allow the remnant
cirrus shield to gradually thin through the day with skies generally
partly to mostly sunny. Meanwhile veering low-level flow will bring a
surge of warm air at 850 hPa into eastern KS and western MO through
the day, supportive of temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s
across much of the area this afternoon.

Tonight a weak front will sag south out of Nebraska and Iowa toward
northeast KS and far northwest MO. Overall lift along the front will
be weak, and may not be able to overcome fairly strong capping
associated with the aforementioned surge of warm 850 hPa
temperatures. However, last few runs of the NAM and GFS have been
indicating a low-level jet may develop toward 06Z and feed into the
front over northeast KS/northwest MO later this evening. Lift ahead
of this jet is strong enough in the NAM, GFS and a few WRF runs to
break the cap and get a potential convective complex going over much
of the forecast area overnight. Confidence in this actually happening
is not terribly high given the degree of capping in place, so kept
PoPs limited to 30 to 40 percent for now. Should storms develop, mid-
level winds and elevated instability above the CAP could be strong
enough for a few robust storms capable of strong winds and perhaps
some hail.

The story beyond Monday turns to heat as ridging begins to build
into the center of the country. An associated warm front lifting
through the area Tuesday night could spark a few storms especially
north of I-70, otherwise the primary storm track should shift north
of the area through the remainder of the week. Trended a bit warmer
than model guidance for the Wednesday through Sunday period with
highs in the lower to middle 90s for the entire area. Can`t rule out
a few upper 90s later this week for areas south and west of the KC


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1215 PM CDT MON AUG 18 2014

VFR conditions are expected through the forecast with the possible
exception of late tonight/early Tuesday morning. Several models
continue to show possible thunderstorms moving through the area
during this time frame from generally the north/northwest to the
south/southeast. There remains enough uncertainty with timing and
location that the VCTS group remains the best option in the 06Z to
12Z time frame.




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