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FXUS63 KSGF 021954

254 PM CDT Sun Aug 2 2015

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Monday)
Issued at 253 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

Seasonable summertime conditions are underway across the region this
afternoon, as temperatures warm into the low 90s.  Dewpoints,
especially along the higher terrain of the Plateau, have been able
to mix down into the low to mid 60s, keeping humidity levels fairly
comfortable by early August standards.

A few isolated thunderstorms aren`t entirely out of the question
this afternoon across south central Missouri, but most locations
should remain dry through sunset.  Anything that does develop this
afternoon is expected to dissipate fairly quickly with the loss of
daytime heating.

A frontal boundary associated with a shortwave moving through the
Great Lakes will move south toward the region tomorrow, though at
this point it appears that it will stall out just north and east of
the CWA.  Scattered thunderstorms will be possible along this
boundary tomorrow, but it`s very much in question how far south
activity will make it before fizzling out. For now will maintain
slight chance PoPs along the northern and eastern periphery of the
forecast area.  For most of the region tomorrow should be very
similar to today, with highs again in the low 90s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday Night through Sunday)
Issued at 253 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

Rain chances will then begin to increase Tuesday afternoon and
evening, as shortwave undercuts the upper level ridge and moves east
across the Great Plains toward the area. One or more complexes of
storms are expected to develop and move toward/through the region
Tuesday night into Wednesday as a low level jet develops over
southern Kansas and Oklahoma.  Along with the actual MCS(s), remnant
MCVs and/or outflow boundaries likely adding complexity to the
overall picture.  Any severe weather threat will be highly
conditional on clearing and associated destabilization, and this is
a short term forecast issue that likely won`t become clear until at
least Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.

Additional storms will then be possible Thursday during the
afternoon, as well as again that night as the LLJ ramps up over the
region.  Thunderstorm chances will likely persist into at least part
of the day on Friday.

Temperatures during the latter portion of the workweek should remain
around or just below average, as convection and cloud cover keep
things from heating up too much.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Monday Afternoon)
Issued at 1231 PM CDT SUN AUG 2 2015

VFR conditions to continue through the forecast period compliments
of the ridge of high pressure centered over the Southern Plains.




LONG TERM...Boxell
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