Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO
FXUS63 KEAX 222101
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
301 PM CST Thu Jan 22 2015
Issued at 301 PM CST THU JAN 22 2015
Stratocumulus deck has been very slow to clear the area this
afternoon, but gradual clearing will work in from the west early this
evening with 925 hPa height rises building in.
Return to southwesterly surface flow will allow temperatures to rise
into the mid/upper 40s on Friday and into the 50s on Saturday. A
clipper dropping into the Great Lakes will bring some precipitation
to that region on Sunday, some of which could make it as far southeast
as Kirksville/Macon along a trailing cold front. Temperatures both
at the surface and in the 925-850 hPa layer will be supportive of all
rain with any precipitation that falls across these areas. It`s
looking increasingly unlikely that precipitation can reach any
further west than the Bethany/Chillicothe areas.
Temperatures will briefly fall back into the 40s on Monday behind
Sunday`s system, then quickly return into the 50s for Tuesday through
Thursday. Could even see some 60s if the warmer ECMWF were to verify.
.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday Afternoon)
Issued at 1140 AM CST THU JAN 22 2015
Stubborn cloud deck continues to stay broken right around the
MVFR/VFR threshold, but still expect this to start scattering out and
lifting into all VFR over the next few hours.