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FXUS63 KEAX 261109

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
609 AM CDT Sat May 26 2018

Issued at 320 AM CDT SAT MAY 26 2018

Weather message of the day: Hot and humid weather expected for the
entire holiday weekend.

Upper level ridging has started moving into the central U.S. This
will help keep us mostly dry and warm for the holiday weekend.
With that said, there is a slight chance for an isolated storm or
two, mainly in eastern half of MO, as an upper level shortwave
trough rounds the ridge during the heat of the day. However,
moisture will be hard to come by. If something happens to develop
it should remain sub-severe thanks to the weak deep layer shear.

The main concern for the holiday weekend is the temperatures.
Unseasonably warm high temperatures are forecast, with heat indices
expected to be in the mid to upper 90s. In fact, today`s forecast
high for MCI is 92, which is the current record set back in 1985.
This will also only be the second 90 degree day this year;
therefore, extra caution needs to be taken when outside, especially
for those more susceptible to heat exhaustion. Make sure to take
breaks from the sun and drink plenty of water.

Mid-week next week, we will get a little bit of relief from the warm
temperatures as the closed low, currently over the western U.S.,
moves through the central U.S. This will also provide a few
opportunities for storms across the area.


.Aviation...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday Morning)
Issued at 608 AM CDT SAT MAY 26 2018

VFR conditions are expected for this TAF period, with the
exception of patchy MVFR visibilities this morning due to fog. The
terminals should stay VFR though. An isolated storm or two is
possible this afternoon, but anything that may develop should be
on the eastern half of MO. Winds will remain light, and could
become variable at times, but will in general stay southwesterly.




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