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FXUS63 KSGF 071938
AFDSGF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
238 PM CDT Mon Jul 7 2014

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 237 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

A warm and very humid day is underway this afternoon across the
region, as temperatures warm into the low to mid 90s with dewpoints
in the low 70s.  This is resulting in heat indices around 100
degrees.

An area of cloud cover over western Missouri is all that remains of
an MCS that developed last night across southeastern Nebraska and
northeastern Kansas.  While an isolated sprinkle or two is possible
out of this area, the clouds have remained thick enough in this
region to keep inhibition high enough to preclude more robust
convection. Further east, more widespread thunderstorms have
developed over eastern Missouri (towards STL), and may develop back
to the west a bit over the next few hours, resulting in low end
thunderstorm chances over central Missouri and the eastern Ozarks
through early evening.

The main convective focus, however, is on thunderstorms that are
expected to form this afternoon and evening over eastern Nebraska
and track along a surface front, which is located across the I-70
corridor.  Significant instability and shear across this region
should be sufficient for organization in a strong to severe
convective complex as the convection moves across Missouri this
evening/tonight.  Right now, it appears that much of the severe
convection should remain just north of the SGF CWA, though the
southern end of the complex may clip the northern portions of the
CWA (U.S. 54/Lake of the Ozarks region).  The main severe weather
risk tonight will be strong straight line winds, with the potential
for greater than 70 MPH with the apex of the convective complex,
though again, it appears most likely that this will track just north
of the CWA.

Along with the wind threat, heavy rain will also be a significant
concern tonight.  While the primary MCS should be forward
propagating in nature, outflow along the southern edge may exhibit
some back building as a strong low level jet impinges upon it late
tonight.  Again, it looks like the heaviest rainfall will be just to
our north, though a sharp gradient in rainfall will likely exist
along the northern edge of the forecast area.  With both the
rainfall and wind/severe weather potential, confidence in exact
track and placement should increase later this afternoon and evening
as the complex of thunderstorms begins to take shape.

By Tuesday morning, outflow from tonight`s MCS should combine with/become
the main frontal boundary as it pushes south into and eventually
through the CWA.  Some convection is likely be ongoing along this
front tomorrow morning, with additional thunderstorm activity then expected
along that front during the afternoon hours, with a few severe
storms possible.  Large hail and damaging wind gusts are the
expected threats with any strong/severe storms on Tuesday.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Night through Monday)
Issued at 237 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

The front is expected to push south of the area Tuesday night, with
surface high pressure building in behind it.  This high will give
the region a break from the heat and humidity for a few days, with
temperatures on Wednesday expected to be in the mid 80s, with
dewpoints in the 50s.

That high will retreat east Thursday into Friday, with a
corresponding increase in temperature and humidity as the upper ridge
becomes reestablished over the central Plains.  Very warm conditions
then look to continue through much of next weekend.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1141 AM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

Expecting mainly VFR conditions through the period. A decaying MCS
was entering west central MO and extreme southeast Kansas and a
weak outflow boundary entering this region as well. Could see a
few isolated thunderstorms redevelop this afternoon along this
boundary but coverage will be minimal. Additional convection is
expected to fire along a cold front to the northwest later today
and eventually develop into an mcs and push into our forecast area
late tonight into Tuesday morning. Could see a better chance of
convection as this occurs and any chance of MVFR conditions would
occur with this convection overnight.


&&

.SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...NONE.
KS...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Boxell
LONG TERM...Boxell
AVIATION...Lindenberg





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