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FXUS63 KDMX 152338

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
638 PM CDT Sat Jun 15 2019

.SHORT TERM.../Tonight through Sunday/
Issued at 327 PM CDT Sat Jun 15 2019

Confidence: Medium to High

Main concern in the first period is the ongoing convection.  Storms
pulsing up with instability and given lack of shear have been
favoring wind over hail for the moment.  Weak boundary over northern
and northeast Iowa continues to focus slow moving storms. Other
concerns include brief funnel/spin up or localized flash flooding
due to slow movement.  To the west of the area in eastern Nebraska,
a remnant MCV is drifting east into Iowa as well.  HIres models had
indicated that this would refire more convection in conjunction with
with the ongoing current convection this afternoon.  Will monitor
through the evening hours as airmass remains primed for some severe
and localized heavy rainfall. After sunset, convection will likely
quiet down through 06z and be east of the region between 06z and 12z
Sunday.  Of the 3 synoptic models, the Euro hangs on to the trough
the longest on Sunday over portions of eastern Iowa. This may result
in a brief shower or two, but for now will leave forecast dry.
Lows tonight will remain in the upper 50s/lower 60s north and in
the mid 60s over the south. Sunday will see afternoon readings in
the mid 70s north to the lower 80s in the south. A weak ridge of
high pressure will drop south into Iowa Sunday night into early
Monday. Lows will remain on the mild side, but generally a few
degrees cooler in the mid 50s north to the lower 60s south.

.LONG TERM.../Sunday night through Saturday/
Issued at 327 PM CDT Sat Jun 15 2019

Confidence: Medium

The early portion of the week will begin on a quiet note, though
already by Monday afternoon the next approaching trough may spread
some scattered showers and a few thunderstorms into the western
third of the area.  Highs will be just below seasonal norms Monday
and back in the mid 70s north to the lower 80s south. From Tuesday
into Wednesday, a slow moving wave will track over the region and
continue chances for showers and thunderstorms. The Euro continues
to track the surface low across northern Missouri while the GFS has
it tracking over Iowa. This will have some impact on rainfall
amounts and also the scope of rain chances. The remainder of the
week will feature a zonal flow with continued energy rippling
through the pattern. This will result in nearly daily chances for
some precipitation.  Though the mid to late week systems look rather
insignificant, the Friday through Sunday system is more robust. This
should increase chances for stronger storms and bring a potential
for more widespread rains.  Highs through the period from Tuesday
through Saturday will remain range-bound from the mid 70s to lower
80s and be highly dependent upon day to day rain coverage. Any
chances for stronger to severe storms should hold off until late in
the week.


.AVIATION.../For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Sunday evening/
Issued at 638 PM CDT Sat Jun 15 2019

Ongoing convection through 03z to 04z will move east. Behind the
boundary, expecting lowering CIGS in rain cooled airmass with IFR
and MVFR cigs spreading southwest from northeast Iowa back toward
the I-35 corridor. KMCW/KALO has the greater chance of IFR cigs
aft 06z while KFOD/KDSM/KOTM will see risk of MVFR cigs aft
11-12z. Lower cigs eventually lift between 15 to 18z...though
northeast sites KMCW/KALO may see MVFR cigs linger through 21z or
so Sunday afternoon. /rev




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