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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
318 AM CDT Wed Oct 26 2016

.SHORT TERM... (Through Tonight)
Issued at 315 AM CDT Wed Oct 26 2016

TSRA ongoing ahead of approaching cdfnt continue to move ewd this
morning. These shud continue ewd after sunrise and gradually weaken
thru the morning as low level forcing weakens. With a relative lull
in activity expected thru early afternoon, expect TSRA to become
more widespread, mainly across nern portions of the CWA as low level
forcing increases again. There may also be some redevelopment of
SHRA along the actual cdfnt as it pushes swd, but do not expect much
coverage and precip shud be light.

Precip shud move out of the area this evening as the fnt continues
to move swd thru the area. Expect any precip to dissipate/move out
of the area by Midnight tonight.

As for temps, trended twd the warmer guidance today. Current temps,
even within areas of rain, are still in the mid to upper 60s. With
the precip breaking up today, expect temps to warm into the 70s, at
least across the srn half of the CWA. Trended twd the warmer
guidance tonight across about the srn half of the CWA, while
trending cooler across the north.


.LONG TERM... (Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 315 AM CDT Wed Oct 26 2016

Surface ridge to build into the region on Thursday with temperatures
closer to normal, in the 60s, and skies clearing out by afternoon.

Surface ridging doesn`t last long though and begins to shift to the
southeast Thursday night. This will allow warm southerly winds to
return for the first half the weekend. Highs on Friday will be 10 to
15 degrees above normal, in the low 70s to low 80s.

Models are a bit slower with next frontal boundary now, with it not
moving into northern portions of forecast area til Saturday
afternoon due to flattening of upper level ridge. So highs will be
well above normal once again, in the mid 70s to low 80s. With little
in the way of moisture with this front, it will be a dry frontal

Front will take its time moving through forecast area, eventually
stalling out over southern Missouri by Sunday night. Then boundary
washes out, allowing weak surface ridging to build in, as well as,
breezy south to southwest winds, so will have above normal
temperatures for the trick or treaters Monday evening, after daytime
highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Some timing issues among the extended models beyond Monday as next
system approaches region late Monday night. Some indication of front
stalling out over region and lifting back north as a warm front on
Tuesday. Kept mention of showers and storms for portions of forecast
area Tuesday afternoon.


.AVIATION...  (For the 06z TAFs through 06z Wednesday Night)
Issued at 1135 PM CDT Tue Oct 25 2016

VFR conditions continue to appear likely for the remainder of the
night and early Wednesday morning for the terminals. Scattered to
numerous rain showers with embedded thunderstorms will likely
impact the terminals from northwest to southeast during the day on
Wednesday ahead of a cold front. MVFR visibilities appear possible
with this activity. Front should move through KCOU and KUIN by
mid/late afternoon and through the metro terminals by late
evening. Winds will veer to the west/northwest behind this
boundary with ceilings also lowering into MVFR.


VFR conditions still expected through early Wednesday afternoon.
Scattered to numerous showers with embedded thunderstorms should
affect the terminal roughly between 2000 UTC and 2300 UTC. Front
should clear the terminal by late evening. Winds will swing to the
northwest behind this front with MVFR ceilings also becoming
likely through the remainder of Wednesday night.


Saint Louis     74  51  64  51 /  50  30   0   0
Quincy          69  47  61  49 /  60  20   0   0
Columbia        73  49  66  52 /  50  20   0   0
Jefferson City  73  49  68  52 /  40  20   0   0
Salem           72  51  62  47 /  40  40   0   0
Farmington      73  54  67  50 /  40  30   0   0



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