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FXUS63 KEAX 261724

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
1224 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

Issued at 349 AM CDT THU APR 26 2018

Satellite imagery this morning shows us the shortwave trough,
responsible fore Wednesday`s rain, swinging through the Lower
Missouri River Valley as part of a prevailing northwest flow across
the Plains States. A secondary shortwave trough is noted upstream,
across the Dakotas, but that trough will have little effect on the
weather across our region other than to help lift temperatures a
little due to the modest return flow ahead of it. Looking a bit
farther afield, the general ridge to our west, inducing the
northwest flow across the Plains, will have a bit of an opportunity
to shift east through the end of the work week and the weekend,
helping set the stage for our next chance at storms next week.

For Today, there is a bit of fog out there this morning thanks to
the clearing clouds and abundant boundary layer moisture from
Wednesday`s rain. Observations early this morning are that the fog
is rather sallow, so anticipate it burning off quickly around
sunrise. Otherwise, warmer temperatures will return today as the sun
pops out from behind the clouds.

Rest of the work week and through the weekend into early next work
week, temperatures will be on a general warming trend with spring
conditions prevailing as highs range through the 60s and 70s.
However, by early next work week a southwest flow will start to
prevail across the Plains as the upper level ridge shifts east. This
will allow for some decent warm air and moisture advection at the
beginning of next work week, which may lead to our next best chance
for widespread storms by Tuesday or Wednesday. Ether way, expect
temperatures to be rather warm, with highs in the 80s possible both
Monday and Tuesday.


.Aviation...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday Afternoon)
Issued at 1223 CDT THU APR 26 2018

VFR conditions are expected for this forecast period. The clouds
moving into the area should, for the most part stay around the 200
to 250 kft level. Winds will stay out of the southwest until
tonight, when a cold front moves through the area. This will shift
winds to the northwest and will also lower ceilings to between
10-15 kft, for a brief time, just as the front passes. Once the
front moves through, skies are expected to clear out quickly and
stay mostly clear for the remainder of the period.




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