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FXUS63 KLSX 312023

323 PM CDT Sun May 31 2015

.SHORT TERM: (Tonight through Tuesday)
Issued at 310 PM CDT Sun May 31 2015

A cool weather pattern will persist for the next few days with
below average temperatures. A slow-moving upper trof located
through the middle and upper MS River Valley along with a
expansive high pressure system centered in southeast Canada will
be the controlling weather features. The surface high will maintain
northeasterly low level flow through Monday which will keep extensive
stratus locked in across the area, slowly clearing across the
northern CWA during the day on Monday. The upper trof will also
make us keep a close eye on southern sections for any precipitation
threat. Thus far the precipitation has remained south of the CWA,
and overall the HRRR and other few deterministic models which have
had precip into our CWA have been too far north. The influence of
the surface high should lessen a bit on Tuesday with the upper
trof axis moving to the east and the general thought is there will
be lesser low clouds as well.


.LONG TERM: (Wednesday through Next Sunday)
Issued at 310 PM CDT Sun May 31 2015

Newer model runs continue to show a pattern favorable for a warm-
up through the later part of the week, however the pattern has
greater thunderstorm potential as well. The southern stream upper
trof/low through the Gulf States will slowly progress east while
an upper trof deepens in the far western U.S. In the process an
upper ridge from the Plains will attempt to build into the area,
however the guidance is now suggesting weak impulses in the NW
flow on the east side of the ridge will bring increasing thunderstorm
chances along with and an east-west frontal boundary sagging into
the area late Friday-Saturday.



.AVIATION:  (For the 18z TAFs through 18z Monday Afternoon)
Issued at 110 PM CDT Sun May 31 2015

Expect MVFR ceilings throughout the rest of the afternoon with the
ceilings likely staying below 2000 feet at the St. Louis metro
airports. Ceilings may fall below 1000 feet after 04Z tonight at
the St. Louis metro airports and KCOU before lifting mid-late
Monday morning.

Specifics for KSTL: Expect ceilings to now remain below 2000 feet
during the forecast period with ceilings falling to IFR late
tonight into late morning Monday.





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