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FXUS63 KEAX 220536

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
1236 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Issued at 340 PM CDT MON AUG 21 2017

Main concerns in the near term remain focused on heavy rain and
possible flash flooding as a very moist atmosphere remains in
place. Main focus for convection this afternoon looks to be a
remnant convergent line/outflow boundary now stretching from
central Missouri west into northeastern Kansas. Storms have
been developing along this feature this afternoon with primary
impacts felt across the northern Metro so far. Convection
allowing models indicate this activity will start sliding east in
a couple of hours with attention then shifting to our north where
a cold front is set to arrive later tonight. All available
guidance shows this boundary lighting up with convection later
this evening with activity slowly settling south during the
overnight and early morning hours. Overall concerns earlier today
for flash flooding seem a bit suppressed due to faster system
movement as seen on today`s model runs, however convection
currently impacting the northern Metro and precip from earlier
today has undoubtedly further primed soils for possible flash
flooding later tonight. As a result, no planned changes to the
flash flood watch with this afternoon`s fcst package. With PWAT
values anywhere between 2-3 standard deviations above normal,
along with a southwesterly directed low-level jet overnight and
decent upper divergence in the right entrance region of an upper
jetstreak to our north, the atmosphere appears more than set for
heavy rain production. The only caveat that remains to be seen is
whether the faster system movement leads to less residence time
over primed basins, and thus lower precip totals than previously
forecast. Lets hope this is the case but current radar trends and
recent reports across the north side of the Metro offer
decreasing hope to this scenario and as a result, it could very
well be a busy night across the area. If there`s one bit of good
news is that ongoing precip and convective overturning from
earlier convection has helped to stabilize the environment to some
degree. While a few stray severe storms cannot be ruled out, the
overall threat this evening and overnight will be focused on hydro

Precip to quickly come to an end late Tuesday morning and
afternoon from north to south. Cool high pressure will quickly
build into the region during the afternoon tomorrow with dry
conditions persisting right through mid/late week. Unseasonably
cool air will filter into our region with high temps from
Wednesday through Friday struggling to reach the 80 degree mark.
High pressure across the Great Lakes and a southwestward extending
surface ridge axis look to keep our region dry through late week
before rain chances reappear as we head into the weekend.


.Aviation...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday Night)
Issued at 1235 AM CDT TUE AUG 22 2017

The main threat for all the terminals will be multiple rounds of
thunderstorms that will be moving through the area overnight. The
southern terminals will experience storms with heavy rain that
will at times drop the airfields down into IFR visibilities and
MVFR ceilings. These storms are fixed along a boundary and are
expected to impact the terminals through 9-10z and could go a
couple hours longer if things don`t progress. STJ will experience
general thunderstorms and visibility is not expected to drop
quite as much so they will stay in MVFR visibility while these
storms move through. A cold front will push through the area
around 10z clearing out the storms and moving them south at that
time. MVFR ceilings can be expected during the frontal passage
with VFR conditions moving in very quickly behind the boundary.
Winds will also shift to the N-NW after the passage of the front
and may increase to 10-15kts gusting near 20kts.


KS...Flash Flood Watch until 10 AM CDT this morning for KSZ025-057-

MO...Flash Flood Watch until 10 AM CDT this morning for MOZ012>016-



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