Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
353 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

.SHORT TERM...  (Through Late This Afternoon)
Issued at 353 AM CDT Sat May 28 2016

Today should not be as wet as yesterday. Most if not all of the SHRA
activity from overnight has either dssptd or moved out of the CWA as
of early this mrng. Although an isolated SHRA can`t be ruled out the
rest of this mrng...think most locations should remain dry.
SHRA/TSTM activity should slowly increase across the NWrn portion of
the CWA thru the aftn as a negatively tilted short wave approaches
the area. A broken line of convection should sink SE thru the
evening. SB CAPE of 1000-2000 J/kg with 0-6km bulk shear of 30 kts
may be enough to support a few stronger storms...consequently SPC
has a good portion of the FA area outlooked in a marginal risk.
Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats with any
stronger storm. Skies are expected to remain mostly cloudy thru the
day which should limit high temps to the upper 70s to low 80s. Any
addtnl breaks in the clouds will allow temps to climb into the mid
80s.

2%

.LONG TERM...  (Tonight through Friday)
Issued at 353 AM CDT Sat May 28 2016

The storm system centered currently over KS is expected to track
northeastward and be well on its way to the upper-MS river valley by
this evening.  This will take much of the upper level support to our
north and leave a weak cold front at the surface as the primary
focus for any convection early this evening, with what does develop
tracking east.  Kept PoPs in chance category for areas around STL
Metro and mainly north and west, tapering to slight chance to the
south and east of STL Metro overnight.  With better upper support,
would have felt better about likely category.

The weak cold front drops to our south by Sunday morning, and with a
weak upper RIDGE and surface high building in, should see a rare dry
day or two for most areas to wrap up the holiday weekend.

The wet pattern then resumes for a few days next week as southwest
flow aloft with a stream of upper level disturbances pair with
southerly flow at the surface.  PoPs should peak on late Wednesday
with a more defined cold front dropping down and will not only
benefit of this feature but should also have good upper support.
Despite the front expected to be thru Thursday, the main upper TROF
is still upstream with this looking like a setup for post-frontal
showers.

Temperatures thru Wednesday will remain above average during this
period with max temps mainly in the 80s and mins in the 60s.

From Thursday onward, temperatures should drop to at or below
average levels behind the cold front with cool high pressure
building in, equating to daytime maxes in the 70s and mins in the
50s.

TES

&&

.AVIATION...  (For the 06z TAFs through 06z Saturday Night)
Issued at 1135 PM CDT Fri May 27 2016

MVFR ceilings currently over parts of the area are expected to
spread across the area through 10Z. These ceiling are expected to
rise to VFR by mid morning.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms
will remain possible through the TAF period with the greatest
chance during the afternoon and early evening hours on Saturday.
Any thunderstorm could produce heavy downpours with MVFR or IFR
ceilings and visibilities.

Specifics for KSTL: MVFR ceilings are expected to develop between
09-15Z. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms through
the TAF period with the greatest chance during the late afternoon
and early evening hours on Saturday. Any thunderstorm could
produce heavy downpours with MVFR or IFR ceilings and
visibilities.

Britt

&&

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

$$

WFO LSX



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