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National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
344 PM CDT Thu Jun 21 2018

Discussion...
issued at 343 PM CDT Thursday Jun 21 2018

Unseasonably cool temperatures in the 60s and low 70s this afternoon
have been in part thanks to an upper low slowly wandering across
northwest Missouri, providing abundant cloud cover and scattered
showers. Light precipitation chances will continue for the remainder
of the afternoon, gradually decreasing in coverage as the evening
and overnight wears on. Lows tonight will feel like Spring with
minimum readings in the lower 60s, with a few spots sneaking into
the upper 50s. The upper low will slowly drift eastward into
Illinois and Indiana on Friday, but the proximity will keep low
clouds in place through much of the daylight hours, keeping high
temperatures once again below normal in the 70s. Precipitation
chances will be mainly confined to central Missouri and points
eastward tomorrow.

The weekend generally looks dry with the forecast area being split
by two waves on Saturday, focusing thunderstorm/rain chances to the
south and north. A warming trend will be noted as high temperatures
begin to creep upward through the weekend, with highs in the middle
to upper 80s. A seasonably strong upper wave moves into the Central
Plains early next week, giving US the next appreciable chances for
thunderstorms. Height rises in its wake with zonal flow returning
will spell a warming period for the region, with afternoon readings
in the 90s becoming commonplace.

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Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon)
issued at 1254 PM CDT Thursday Jun 21 2018

MVFR conditions will persist through much of the period with brief
periods of improvement possible to VFR. Scattered showers will
remain possible for much of the afternoon and evening.



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Eax watches/warnings/advisories...
Kansas...none.
MO...none.
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