Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO
FXUS63 KEAX 311118
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
618 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015
Issued at 242 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015
Broad ridging that has been in place across the central U.S. will
slide slightly eastward today, allowing stronger southerly flow and
slightly warmer temperatures to build into the area. 850 hPa
temperatures in the 18C-20C range will support temperatures in the
mid to upper 80s today. Can`t rule out a very isolated shower or
storm over central MO where the airmass will be unstable and
uncapped, but the vast majority of the area will be dry so no
precipitation was mentioned in the forecast for now.
The remainder of the work week looks fairly uneventful weather-wise.
Broad upper-level ridge will change little through Friday maintaining
mostly dry conditions and temperatures in the mid/upper 80s. The one
exception may be Weds/Weds night when the LLJ over the Plains could
spark a few showers or storms over far northwest MO, but the better
chances for this will be west of the area. Otherwise no appreciable
rain chances are in sight until Sunday or MOnday when the upper
ridge will finally break down a bit and allow a front to sag into
the region from the north.
.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Tuesday Morning)
Issued at 618 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015
Patchy morning fog/mist will lift shortly after sunrise, with VFR for
the remainder of the period. Could see a few gusts to 20 kt this
afternoon. Fog is not expected to redevelop tonight.