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FXUS63 KSGF 020739

239 AM CDT Sat Aug 2 2014

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 245 AM CDT SAT AUG 2 2014

Upper level ridging is located across the western U.S. as an upper
level trough is moving through the central U.S. early this
morning. As a result the region will remain in a northwest flow
pattern aloft today with slightly below normal conditions
occurring for early August. Highs this afternoon will top out in
the lower to middle 80s.

Some patchy fog will be possible across the area early this
morning, with the best potential across far southern Missouri.
Visibilities could drop to below a mile at times, but widespread
dense fog is not expected. Any fog that can develop will burn off
by the mid morning hours.

A dry mid level airmass is in place across the area this morning
and will keep any showers or storms developing resulting in a dry

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 245 AM CDT SAT AUG 2 2014

The upper level ridge will begin to build east Sunday moving
through the Plains into early in the work week. This will result
in a warming trend with highs warming into the middle to upper 80s
on Sunday and then into the upper 80s to low 90s through much of
next week, which will be near normal.

An upper level trough will flatten the ridge during the middle and
end of the week resulting in a more zonal upper level flow pattern
over the region. Near normal temperatures will continue in this
pattern and a series of disturbances will ride through this flow
and bring scattered showers and storms to the region at times from
Tuesday into the end of the week.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday Night)
Issued at 1145 PM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

For the KSGF/KJLN/KBBG tafs: Low level cooling should result in
some patchy areas of fog over the next few hours through
sunrise, otherwise weak high pressure centered over the Midwest
will keep conditions vfr.




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