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FXUS63 KSGF 280820

320 AM CDT Tue Jul 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 259 AM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

The main concern will be heat index values again today. An upper
level ridge axis will shift east into MO today ahead of a strong
shortwave moving moving east through the northern Plains. Will
maintain the excessive heat headlines intact. Preliminary fcst has
afternoon max afternoon heat index more reflective of
advisory/borderline warning criteria 101 to 107 deg F (over
several days), but not going to rock the boat in terms of changing
ongoing headlines.

An axis of low level convergence shifts farther east today and
will only carry small pops over the eastern cwfa for pulse
convection. Mid levels are progged to be warmer and overall column
instability is not expected to be as strong as the past couple of

By late tonight, convection associated with the trailing sfc cold
front associated with the shortwave is expected to reach northern
MO into northeast/central KS, but more significant chances for
convection should remain northwest of the region through 12z Wed.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 259 AM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

The sfc front will drop south into the area Wed, increasingly
losing it`s convective punch underneath upper level ridging. Will
still carry pops for Wed midday/afternoon with peak heating and
sfc convergence over the region.

Some heat headlines may be needed for the southeast cwfa Wed, but
given at least marginal chances for convection and borderline heat
index values, will let day shift coordinate a possible extension.
Much of the cwfa will see a bit of a cool down in terms of the
heat index values.

The upper ridge is expected to retrograde back to the west putting
us back in a weak nw upper level flow pattern by late Thursday
onward into the weekend. Initially, weak sfc high pressure over
the area should keep better chances for convection s-sw of the
area Thu/Thu night into Fri. Actually through the weekend there
aren`t any signals for significant precip chances. Some
indications exist for a possible approaching front associated with
a shortwave moving southeast out of Canada, but the ECMWF differs
in holding the the subtropical ridge in place much more strongly.
For now, will keeps pops low/nil Thu-Mon with a modest warming trend
(but with overall lower dew points).


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday Night)
Issued at 1158 PM CDT MON JUL 27 2015

VFR conditions are expected to prevail through Tuesday evening.
Widely scattered thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday afternoon
across portions of south-central Missouri. We have included a
PROB30 group at Branson to cover this potential threat. Light winds
tonight will increase out of the south to southwest on Tuesday.
Winds will increase to around 13 knots at Joplin.



KS...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING until 9 PM CDT this evening FOR KSZ073-



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