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Area Forecast Discussion...Updated Aviation
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
645 PM CDT WED JUL 27 2016

.SHORT TERM...  (Through Late Tonight)
Issued at 337 PM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016

Scattered thunderstorms will continue into the evening, particularly
along and south of I-70 where the low level convergence will be the
strongest nearest the quasi-stationary front currently over southern
Illinois and southeast Missouri.  This front will lift northward
into the area tonight which will keep at least a slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms going through the night, particularly as a
weak vort moves into the area from the northwest.  Lows tonight will
likely fall be in the lower to mid 70s which is close to MOS lows.


.LONG TERM...  (Thursday through Next Wednesday)
Issued at 337 PM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016

(Thursday and Friday)

NAM and GFS are in good agreement that a mean upper trough will set
up over the Midwest late this week into the weekend. A series of
vort maxes will move through the area which will help generate
scattered thunderstorm development which will be most likely
during daytime heating. Spatial distribution of thunderstorms will
also be favored along the wavy frontal boundary which is currently
just south of the area, but which will likely lift north tonight
into early Thursday before it will move back southward as a cold
front tomorrow afternoon. The front will once again be stalled
over Missouri and Illinois by Friday.

Temperatures during this period will be at or just below normal with
the front nearby.  Forecast soundings are showing mixing up to the
850-800mb layer with values of 15-17C.

(Saturday through Wednesday)

The global models are in generally good agreement that the upper
trough across the center of the CONUS over the weekend will move
eastward and off the East Coast by the middle of next week.  This
will allow yet another large and very warm upper high to spread
northeastward from the Desert Southwest into the central CONUS by
the middle of next week. It still looks like the quasi-stationary
front will remain over the area through the weekend into early
next before the front lifts northeast of the area once the upper
high builds eastward. Temperatures will gradually warm through the
period, going from below normal temperatures to above normal
temperatures as the upper trough moves off and the highs builds



.AVIATION...  (For the 00z TAFs through 00z Thursday Evening)
Issued at 634 PM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016

Could be a few showers and possibly a rumble of thunder for the
metro terminals over the next couple of hours. Otherwise...expect
most of the rest of the night to be quiet wrt showers and
thunderstorms. Next upper level disturbance will bring another
chance of showers/storms on Thursday but confidence in
timing/coverage too low attm to mention in any of the TAFs. A
period of MVFR fog expected very late tonight w/ exception of
KSTL. Winds will remain light/variable until late on Thursday when
winds will become out of the NW 5-10 knots behind a weak sfc


Have a VCSH group in for early this evening. Cannot rule out a
rumble of thunder either. Activity should wane this eveing with
rest of night likely dry. Another chance of showers/storms on
Thursday with next upper disturbance...but confidence in
timing/location/coverage of storms too low to mention in TAF.
Light/variable winds forecast until late on Thursday when winds
will become out of the NW 5-10 knots behind a weak sfc cyclone.





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