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FXUS63 KEAX 202003

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
303 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Issued at 302 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2018

Narrow band of low clouds has been slowly tracking eastward from
eastern Kansas into far western Missouri as of this afternoon.
Convective nature evident visually and on satellite and still
expecting a scattered band of showers to develop within this zone
during the remainder of the afternoon hours, with overall rainfall
amounts on the light side light. Otherwise, expect clouds to
gradually shift eastward, with the back edge of clouds clearing
western portions of the forecast area prior to sunrise. In this zone
of clearing where radiational cooling will occur, patchy dense fog
may develop over eastern Kansas into western Missouri.

Temperatures will warm Wednesday into Thursday as the pattern
amplifies, with an upper ridge building into the Plains. Weak warm
air advection may result in a few elevated showers in northeastern
Missouri on Thursday morning. Otherwise, expect highs to warm into
the middle 50s near the rainfall to near 70 along the KS/MO border.

A more active pattern is expected to evolve by Friday night into
Saturday morning as a shortwave trough moves across the Central
Plains, with a surface cyclone and warm front moving through
portions of the area. After a break in the weather, another round of
showers and thunderstorms looks to arrive Sunday night into


.Aviation...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday Morning)
Issued at 1205 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2018

Tricky ceiling forecast- upstream MVFR cigs expected to move into
terminals over the next 1-2 hours. Scattered showers are possible
this afternoon. Models suggest low cigs to hold in place through
much of the overnight hours. Concern exists on the back edge of
stratus for patchy fog to develop prior to sunrise. Improving
conditions back to VFR by mid-morning Wednesday.




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