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FXUS63 KEAX 250830

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
330 AM CDT Fri May 25 2018

Issued at 329 AM CDT FRI MAY 25 2018

This morning: Storms have redeveloped along the MO/KS border within
the last hour or so. This is due to the upper level shortwave trough
moving overhead, in conjunction with a strengthening the LLJ and
some enhanced surface convergence. This activity is expected to
expand spatially, mainly staying along and east of I-35. This
cluster should stay sub-severe and will move east with time. In
addition, there is an outflow boundary approaching our western
border, which should be the focus for additional development this
morning. Again, anything that develops should be sub-severe and move
east throughout the morning hours. Finally, there is an additional
line of storms approaching our area this morning from central KS.
This line will continue moving southeast, with some of this activity
potentially reaching our far southwestern border. However, models
suggest it will weaken shortly after sunrise as the LLJ weakens,
so any activity from this line that moves into our area should be

This afternoon and evening: Despite activity in the morning,
signs point to the atmosphere being able to destabilize this
afternoon, with SBCAPE projected to top out around 2000-2500
J/kg. The moderate instability, dew points in the upper 60s to low
70s, an approaching cold front (albeit weak), and the upper level
shortwave trough will keep storm chances throughout the afternoon
and evening, mainly along and east of I-35. Shear profiles remain
on the low side, so right now there seems to only be a risk for a
strong wind gusts or two and small hail. Storms should be
isolated to scattered in nature and are expected to diminish
during the overnight hours.

Saturday-Monday: The cold front should stall to our north, keeping
us in southwesterly to southerly flow at the surface. This along
with upper level ridging moving overhead, will help keep us dry
and allow temperatures to warm into the low to mid 90s for the
holiday weekend, with Sunday being the warmest day. Heat indices
are forecast to reach the upper 90s, so make sure to stay hydrated
and take breaks from the sun, especially those who are more
susceptible to heat exhaustion.

Tuesday-Friday: The closed upper level low, currently off the
CA coast, should make its way to the Midwest mid-week next week,
bringing on and off storm chances for the forecast area.


.Aviation...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday Night)
Issued at 1159 PM CDT THU MAY 24 2018

The upper level shortwave that has allowed a line of
thunderstorms to develop and move across central KS will cont to
move east into the local area. Hi-res models suggest thunderstorm
redevelopment over the terminals between 09Z-13Z and as such has a
tempo for -tsra during that timeframe. Thunderstorms should move
out of the area tomorrow morning with the remainder of most of
the TAF pd staying dry although storms may be possible late in the
TAF pd. Winds will be out of the south btn 5-10kts overnight and
veer to the SW around 10kts tomorrow morning.




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