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FXUS63 KLSX 291752

Area Forecast Discussion...Updated Aviation
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
1152 AM CST Tue Nov 29 2016

.SHORT TERM...  (Through Late Tonight)
Issued at 332 AM CST Tue Nov 29 2016

Focus thru this period will be temps.

Stacked low continues to slowly move ewd over the nrn Plains this
morning. A secondary sfc wave is developing over srn KS/nrn OK along
the cdfnt. This low will pull newd today, keeping the CWA under
rather strong WAA thru the afternoon.

While the going forecast contains a substantial amount of cloud
cover thru the day, those clouds will be mid to high clouds with
breaks expected. This shud allow some insolation. In addition,
forecast soundings suggest the region will mix to around 900 mb.
Have therefore trended twd the warmest guidance for today.

For tonight, with the cdfnt moving thru the region, have generally
trended cooler. However, with continued mixing expected overnight
and some cloud cover, generally used a consensus.

As for precip chances, some mdl solns are suggesting light precip is
possible across the ern portions of the CWA this afternoon. There is
some enhanced low level moisture convergence associated with a s/w
ejecting ahead of the approaching cdfnt. However, guidance suggests
this wud be falling from a mid deck with rather dry levels below.
Have therefore kept the forecast dry for now, but will need to
monitor for including sprinkles in future updates.


.LONG TERM...  (Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 332 AM CST Tue Nov 29 2016

Forecast area to remain in cyclonic flow as system over Great Lakes
slowly slides to the east. So will see gusty west winds on Wednesday
with wrap around clouds on the increase. Highs will be near normal
in the 40s.

By Thursday, weak surface ridge builds into the region with partly
to mostly sunny skies. Weak CAA, so temps will not dip too much for
the last part of the work week, as highs will remain in the 40s each

In the meantime, system over the southwestern US will continue to
strengthen. Extended models still have timing and placement
differences on how to handle this system. Leaning more towards GFS
solution as it has been the most consistent. First in a series of
shortwaves to lift east northeastward towards region by Saturday
night and remaining just south of forecast area, trying to phase
with a northern stream shortwave. So precipitation will be on the
light side, but with temperatures dipping below freezing Saturday
night and Sunday night, will see rain during the day, then a
rain/snow mix, possibly changing to mostly light snow for brief
periods each night. By Monday entire system begins to lift northeast
out of southwestern US, as a stronger northern stream system
approaches forecast area. Will have another round of precipitation
moving in by late in the day on Monday.



.AVIATION...  (For the 18z TAFs through 18z Wednesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1152 AM CST Tue Nov 29 2016

VFR conditions will prevail at the TAF sites for much of the valid
period. Only exception is currently anticipated to be some MVFR
CIGs building in from the northwest that will likely affect UIN
and COU Wednesday morning. While this cloud shield should reach
STL metro by midday Wednesday, it is expected to be low-end VFR.
Otherwise, southerly surface winds will gradually veer westerly,
with these winds becoming gusty during the Wednesday.





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