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FXUS63 KLSX 041136

Area Forecast Discussion...Updated Aviation
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
636 AM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

.SHORT TERM...  (Through Late This Afternoon)
Issued at 300 AM CDT Wed May 4 2016

Main focus for today will be temps.

At the beginning of the period this morning, 12z, the cdfnt is
expected to be approx half way thru the CWA. As the fnt pushes S,
winds increase and become nnwly behind the fnt. Deep mixing behind
the fnt, and ample insolation, will help offset the CAA and shud
still allow temps to warm into the mid to upper 60s. Going forecast
may in fact still be too cool, especially across the ern half of the
CWA where few if any clouds are expected.

Ongoing SHRA ahead of the fnt continues to quickly push swd early
this morning. These SHRA shud be exiting the sern portions of the
CWA around sunrise. The question then turns to chances this
afternoon. Believe that better chances for SHRA will remain E of the
area, but have kept mention of isod SHRA for early to mid this
afternoon as a vort max rotates around the upper low. Can also not
rule out TS given the steep lapse rates with some CAPE suggested by


.LONG TERM...  (Tonight through Tuesday)
Issued at 300 AM CDT Wed May 4 2016

Surface ridge to slowly build in across region tonight and
remain over the area through Friday. Will see dry and cooler weather
with lows in the 40s and highs in the mid to upper 60s on Thursday,
warming up into the 75 to 80 degree range on Friday.

Surface ridging to begin moving off to the east by Saturday as next
weather system approaches the region. Models are a bit faster with
developing a warm front over northern portions of forecast area on
Saturday with increasing low level moisture and convergence along
the boundary, so could see some elevated convection fireup by
Saturday afternoon and persist through the rest of the forecast
period as front stalls out over region. It will not be a continuous
rain event, but will see several rounds through out the rest of the
forecast period. The warmest day will be Saturday with highs in the
upper 70s to mid 80s, then dip down to near normal temps as frontal
boundary settles a bit further south along the I-70 corridor.



.AVIATION...  (For the 12z TAFs through 12z Thursday Morning)
Issued at 633 AM CDT Wed May 4 2016

VFR and dry conditions expected thru the TAF period. Precip this
morning will be S of all terminals by start of the TAF period or
very shortly after. Winds will become nly to nnwly and increase
with gusts in the 20 to 25 kt range. Sct to possibly bkn CU is
expected to form late this morning thru the afternoon with bases
around 6 kft. Clouds will dissipate and winds will diminish this
evening with sunset.



Issued at 300 AM CDT Wed May 4 2016

Will continue to see a heightened fire danger this
afternoon over central and southeast Missouri because of low RH,
between 25 and 30 percent, gusty northwest winds and dry fuels.



Saint Louis     68  46  67  50 /  20   5   0   0
Quincy          65  42  67  49 /   5   0   0   0
Columbia        68  44  69  49 /   5   0   0   0
Jefferson City  70  44  70  48 /   5   0   0   0
Salem           65  44  65  47 /  60   5   0   0
Farmington      68  44  67  44 /  20   5   0   0




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