Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
348 AM CDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 314 AM CDT SAT JUL 4 2015

AREA OF MID CLOUDS HAS MOVED OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST ALLOWING
TEMPERATURES TO COOL INTO THE LOWER 60S. SOME PATCHY FOG WAS
DEVELOPING IN THE LOW LYING AREAS AND RIVER VALLEYS AND IT SHOULD
QUICKLY BURN OFF AFTER SUNRISE. THE SURFACE HIGH EXTENDED INTO
EASTERN KANSAS THIS MORNING WHILE RETURN FLOW WAS OCCURRING ACROSS
THE WESTERN HIGH PLAINS.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IS SHAPING UP NICELY FOR TODAY AS LIGHT WINDS
GRADUALLY BECOME SOUTHEAST AS THE SURFACE HIGH MOVES OFF TO THE EAST
AND A LEE SIDE TROUGH DEEPENS ACROSS EASTERN COLORADO. SOUNDINGS
SUGGEST THAT WE SHOULD MIX DOWN FROM ROUGHLY AROUND 850 MB THIS
AFTERNOON WHICH WILL YIELD HIGHS IN THE MID 80S TO UPPER 80S.

TONIGHT THE LOW LEVEL JET WILL INCREASE ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS DURING
THE EVENING HOURS THEN GRADUALLY VEER TO THE SOUTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. ISENTROPIC LIFT IN THE 305K-315K LAYER INCREASES AFTER 09Z
WHICH MAY LEAD TO SOME ELEVATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING
IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS. THETA-E AXIS NOSES INTO NORTH CENTRAL
KANSAS AS THE LOW LEVEL JET VEERS LATER TONIGHT. WILL CONCENTRATE
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION CHANCES IN NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS AND TAPER OFF
TO THE EAST. FAR EASTERN AREAS OF THE CWA LOOK TO REMAIN DRY THROUGH
THE NIGHT. LOWS TONIGHT WILL FALL INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 314 AM CDT SAT JUL 4 2015

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...IT`S POSSIBLE THAT WHATEVER WARM
ADVECTION PRECIP THAT DEVELOPS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT MIGHT PERSIST
INTO SUNDAY MORNING...BUT CHANCES AND/OR AREAL COVERAGE LOOK TO BE
SMALL FOR MOST OF THE AREA. AFTER THAT, STRONGER NORTHERN STREAM
TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND UPPER MIDWEST FOR LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT SAGS ACROSS KS
DURING MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. BOUNDARY MOVEMENT RELATIVELY SLOW
AND EXPECT CONSIDERABLE CONVECTION TO OCCUR WITH, AND BEHIND
FRONT. PRECIP ASSOCIATED WITH FRONT SHOULD MOVE OUT OF EAST
CENTRAL KS ON TUESDAY WITH THE REST OF THE AREA DRY.

MODELS DIVERGE SOMEWHAT BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS GFS
DEVELOPS A STRONGER SURFACE LOW PRESSURE AREA AND STRONGER WARM
ADVECTION TO ITS EAST. THUS, GFS WETTER ON WEDNESDAY THAN ECMWF
AND GEM. DESPITE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GFS AND ECMWF, BOTH KEEP
BOUNDARY IN THE AREA THROUGH THE END OF THE WORK WEEK WITH
ASSOCIATED CHANCES FOR PERIODIC THUNDERSTORMS, MOSTLY IN THE 30 TO
40 PERCENT RANGE.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SATURDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1134 PM CDT FRI JUL 3 2015

VFR CONDS SHOULD PERSIST THROUGH 09Z WHEN THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL
FOR MVFR VIS CONDS TO DEVELOP AS WINDS REMAIN LIGHT OR CALM AND
AIR TEMPS DROP TOWARD THE DEWPOINT. MIN DEWPOINTS IN TOPEKA WERE
IN THE UPPER 50S LATE THIS AFTERNOON SO DON`T EXPECT TOO MUCH FOG
BUT COULD SEE A PERIOD OF MVFR VIS AT ALL SITES GIVEN SFC HIGH AND
CLEAR SKIES. HAVE INCLUDED AMD NOT SKED AT KFOE SINCE POWER WAS
LOST AT SITE AND HAVE NO WAY TO MONITOR VIS CONDS AT THAT SITE FOR
THE TIME BEING.


&&

.TOP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...53
LONG TERM...GDP
AVIATION...OMITT


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