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FXUS63 KEAX 281137

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
537 AM CST SAT NOV 28 2015

Issued at 331 AM CST SAT NOV 28 2015

A few rounds of light freezing rain/drizzle will continue to be
a concern today and tonight as moisture continues to pool in the
vicinity of a nearly stalled frontal boundary sitting south of the
forecast area. Temperatures are hovering a few degrees below the
freezing mark across eastern KS and portions of northwest MO, and
are generally not expected to budge today, making any precipitation
that falls potentially hazardous in those areas. As a result, will
elect to extend the freezing rain advisory through this evening for
the same areas currently included.

Most models are advertising a slight warm-up this evening and
tonight; however, have not completely jumped on this trend as it
seems a bit counterintuitive with minimal change to the surface
pattern/wind direction and speed. Additional occasional periods of
light precipitation are possible again tonight, but if surface temps
can rise even a degree or two, any further extension of the freezing
rain advisory may not be warranted, so will re-evaluate when temp
trends become clearer.

Precipitation becomes more likely Sunday afternoon into the night as
the upper low currently sitting over the Southwest ejects northeast,
lifting lee-side surface pressure into the Plains and providing lift
where moisture is clearly already well in place. A brief return to
southerly flow at low-levels will help temperatures finally shift
out of the near-freezing realm and should keep precipitation type
all liquid for Sunday through Monday afternoon; however, some brief
mix with or changeover to snow is possible on the back side of the
system Monday night into early Tuesday.

Quieter conditions are anticipated beyond Tuesday, when temperatures
begin to lift back to seasonal normals, and the combination of weak
upper level ridging and surface high pressure keeps precipitation
chances very low.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday Morning)
Issued at 537 AM CST SAT NOV 28 2015

Periods of rain and freezing rain will move across the region this
morning, impacting all TAF sites through at least mid-morning. During
breaks in the precipitation, patchy drizzle/freezing drizzle will be
likely. Moisture should gradually translate out of the area this
afternoon or evening, although high-end IFR to MVFR ceilings will
linger. Winds will remain out of the north to northeast today,
generally at speeds around 10 kts.


.EAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
KS...Freezing Rain Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for KSZ025-

MO...Freezing Rain Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for MOZ012-



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