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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
247 PM CDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.SHORT TERM...  (Through Late Tuesday Afternoon)
Issued at 247 PM CDT Mon Jul 24 2017

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible through the evening
hours over the southern CWA due to the combined effects of a stalled
frontal boundary, diurnal heating, and orographic lift along the
eastern Ozarks. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60s to around 70
tonight, maintaining some relief from the recent heat wave.

An upper ridge will begin to shift eastward tonight, and the rising
heights will bring gradually increasing temperatures back into
MO/IL. Highs on Tuesday will be a few degrees warmer than Monday,
and the heat index is forecast to reach the upper 90s across parts
of the area. A more significant warming trend is then expected
during the middle of the week (see discussion below).

Kanofsky


.LONG TERM...  (Tuesday Night through Next Monday)
Issued at 247 PM CDT Mon Jul 24 2017

After a brief respite from the heat a new upper level ridge edges
it`s way into the CWA Tues. night into Wed. Temps should once again
reach the upper 90`s Wed with heat index values of 105-110.

An upper low moving from the high plains into the Great Lakes region
late Wed night/early Thurs will bring a cold front through the CWA.
Showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the day on Thurs
with this frontal passage. Timing of the precip has slowed down over
the past few model runs. Expect northern areas of the CWA to begin
to see precip in the early morning  Thurs, while STL metro will be
after daybreak. The tail end of precip should be out of the southern
CWA by Friday morning.

Beginning Friday a surface high with northerly surface flow and
normal to below normal temps will dominate throughout the weekend.

Walsh


&&

.AVIATION...  (For the 18z TAFs through 18z Tuesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1217 PM CDT Mon Jul 24 2017

VFR through the period with diurnal cumulus and occasional
cirrus. Northwesterly to northeasterly winds will gradually veer
and become southeasterly by the end of the valid TAF period.
Isolated SHRA/TSRA may develop after 24/20z, but any
precipitation is expected to remain south of the terminals.

Kanofsky

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Saint Louis     72  92  75  99 /   0   5   0  10
Quincy          65  88  70  94 /   0   0   0  20
Columbia        69  91  71  96 /   0   0   5  10
Jefferson City  70  92  72  97 /   0   0   5  10
Salem           67  88  69  93 /   5   5   5  10
Farmington      68  90  71  95 /  20  20  10  10

&&

.LSX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...None.
IL...None.
&&

$$

WFO LSX



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