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FXUS63 KLSX 230412

1112 PM CDT Fri Aug 22 2014

Issued at 1037 PM CDT Fri Aug 22 2014

Main change to forecast for overnight was to cut PoPs back below
mentionable levels. A secondary warm frontal type boundary does
remain draped over central portions of the CWFA. However...there
is a lack of forcing aloft to trigger anything as LLJ resides over
central KS with subsidence aloft from mid/upper level ridging.
Peaking into appears some activity may approach far
western or northwestern sections of the area as LLJ does veer to
more westerly. Did not add any PoPs at this time but mid shift
may need to take a closer look at this possibility. In
addition...latest guidance keeps aforementioned boundary nearly
stationary which could have implications on temps/dewpoints
tomorrow as well.



.SHORT TERM:  (Through Late Tonight)
Issued at 303 PM CDT Fri Aug 22 2014

Similar to the past few days, isolated thunderstorms are expected
across the southern CWA due to terrain influences in the eastern
Ozarks. These storms will dissipate with the loss of daytime

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are also possible across
northeast MO/west central IL tonight in the vicinity of a warm
front or outflow boundary. Favorable parameters overnight include
PW values near 2", H7-H5 lapse rates of 6 to 6.5 deg C/km,
sufficient MUCAPE for elevated thunderstorms, and a strengthening
LLJ. At this time, it looks like the best coverage should remain
to the north of the CWA.


.LONG TERM:  (Saturday through Next Friday)
Issued at 303 PM CDT Fri Aug 22 2014

Dangerous levels of heat and humidity will remain across the
region through the weekend and into early next week. These
conditions are due to an upper level ridge of high pressure across
the central CONUS along with favorable surface winds that will
maintain high dew points. The Heat Advisory has been spatially
extended to cover additional counties in the eastern Ozarks where
dew points are no longer expected to mix out each afternoon. The
lack of substantial mixing will likely result in at least 4
consecutive days where heat index values exceed 100 degrees F.
This is supported by the Missouri Mesonet site in Crawford County
near Cook Station, which was already reporting heat index values
between 100-104 degrees F this afternoon. The Heat Advisory and
the Excessive Heat Warning have also been temporally extended
through Monday evening now that models have reached improved
agreement on the large scale upper air pattern through Tuesday.
Some portions of the Heat Advisory, especially across northern MO
and west central IL, might be canceled early if convective debris
cloudiness interferes with heating.

A cold front is forecast to end the stretch of hot/humid weather
during the middle of the upcoming week. The best opportunity for
widespread precipitation appears to be on Wed/Wed night with the
cold front and passage of the upper trough, but the details are
still uncertain this far in advance.



.AVIATION:  (For the 06z TAFs through 06z Saturday Night)
Issued at 1111 PM CDT Fri Aug 22 2014

Although there may be isolated thunderstorms across much of the
area late tonight and Saturday in the humid and unstable
environment, the best threat for more widespread convection should
be north of the taf sites as a weak warm front lifts northward.
For now will leave the tafs dry. Should be just mid-high level
clouds outside of the convection late tonight and Saturday,
including high level convective debris cloudiness. Light surface
winds late tonight, then mainly weak sly surface winds on

Specifics for KSTL: Most of the convection should remain north and
northeast of STL this forecast period. Just mid-high level
cloudiness mainly late tonight and Saturday morning. The light surface
wind will only increase to 6-8 kts Saturday afternoon, mainly from
a sly direction.



MO...HEAT ADVISORY until 7 PM CDT Monday FOR Audrain MO-Boone MO-
     Callaway MO-Cole MO-Crawford MO-Franklin MO-Gasconade MO-
     Iron MO-Jefferson MO-Knox MO-Lewis MO-Lincoln MO-Madison MO-
     Marion MO-Moniteau MO-Monroe MO-Montgomery MO-Osage MO-Pike
     MO-Ralls MO-Reynolds MO-Shelby MO-St. Charles MO-St.
     Francois MO-Ste. Genevieve MO-Warren MO-Washington MO.

     EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING until 7 PM CDT Monday FOR St. Louis City
     MO-St. Louis MO.

IL...HEAT ADVISORY until 7 PM CDT Monday FOR Adams IL-Bond IL-Brown
     IL-Calhoun IL-Clinton IL-Fayette IL-Greene IL-Jersey IL-
     Macoupin IL-Marion IL-Monroe IL-Montgomery IL-Pike IL-
     Randolph IL-Washington IL.

     EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING until 7 PM CDT Monday FOR Madison IL-St.
     Clair IL.



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