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|Sunrise 7:09AM||Sunset 5:15PM||Monday January 25, 2021 1:29 PM CST (19:29 UTC)||Moonrise 2:17PM||Moonset 4:44AM||Illumination 93%|
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Area Forecast Discussion . Updated National Weather Service Saint Louis MO 1143 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021
UPDATE. Issued at 1137 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021
Surface temperatures remain around or slightly above freezing in northeast MO and west-central IL, which does not bode well for ice accretion. Amounts were reduced, but another round of light precipitation downstream will be monitored for impacts. The most likely scenario appears to be a mix of rain and snow during the afternoon, changing to light snow through the evening. The heaviest rainfall that dropped over 1.5" of rain in portions of the central and southeastern CWA is now east of the area. While showers are still lingering along and south of I-70, the bulk of precipitation is over for this area. As expected, dry antecedent conditions prevented any impactful flooding, but rises on several tributaries were observed through the morning.
SHORT TERM. (Through Late Tuesday Afternoon) Issued at 358 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021
Initial wave of rain continues to expand in coverage and slide northward into region early this morning. Still a rather complex forecast with varying factors affecting the precipitation type. A number of models/soundings are still indicating that the dendritic growth zone will lose saturation by late this morning, especially across northern portions of forecast area where the wintry mix has been forecast to occur. Surface temperatures in this area will remain right around 32 degrees today through this evening, before colder air finally moves in late tonight. This would keep a mainly light rain/freezing rain scenario, with ice accumulations up to two tenths of an inch possible for the Winter Weather Advisory area, though some minor snowfall accumulations are still possible, especially during the morning hours today.
Other issue with this system continues to be the heavy rain expected for areas along and south of I-70 through midday today. Rainfall between half an inch and an inch, with locally higher amounts across portions of southeast Missouri, is expected. While we could still see close to record daily rainfall amounts at both KSTL and KUIN, it looks like amounts will be a bit less than previously forecast. Also, our dry antecedent conditions should keep flooding risks to a minimum. Have seen some lightning early this morning via NLDN lightning plot as well as GOES 16 GLM products. So still expect some rumbles of thunder across portions of southeast Missouri today. By this afternoon, dry slot will slide across southern half of forecast area, with precipitation tapering off in this area by early this evening, while precipitation lingers along and north of I-70 through Tuesday morning.
Dry conditions expected by Tuesday afternoon with highs in the low 30s to mid 40s.
LONG TERM. (Tuesday Night through Sunday) Issued at 358 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021
After a bit of a break in activity Tuesday night, another system will slide through region on Wednesday as upper level trough over the southwestern U.S. lifts northeastward through region. Latest model and ensemble runs are a bit weaker with this system and moisture return is questionable, so kept NBM solution with just slight chance/low end chance POPs on Wednesday.
Otherwise, near normal temperatures are expected through Thursday before warming up into the mid 40s to low 50s by Saturday. Next chance for rain will be Saturday through Saturday night and with the warmer weather it will mainly be in the form of rain at this time.
AVIATION. (For the 18z TAFs through 18z Tuesday Afternoon) Issued at 1106 AM CST Mon Jan 25 2021
IFR conditions currently in place are expected to hold in place at the terminals throughout the forecast period. After this morning's heavy rain at KCOU and the St. Louis metropolitan terminals, drier air will move into central and southern Missouri through the evening and end precipitation chances there. KUIN still has the potential to see a rain/snow mix through the evening tonight, but precipitation rates should remain light.
Despite drier air moving in, low stratus is expected to linger in place across the region. IFR CIGs are expected to lower to LIFR overnight, and while slight improvements or variations in the ceilings are possible, categorical changes are not expected until beyond the forecast period.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Saint Louis 41 36 38 28 / 100 20 5 5 Quincy 35 30 32 21 / 90 60 40 10 Columbia 41 31 34 24 / 100 20 5 10 Jefferson City 44 34 36 26 / 100 20 5 10 Salem 41 37 42 29 / 100 20 5 0 Farmington 45 36 41 27 / 100 5 0 5
LSX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MO . Winter Weather Advisory until 6 AM CST Tuesday for Knox MO-Lewis MO-Marion MO-Shelby MO.
IL . Winter Weather Advisory until 6 AM CST Tuesday for Adams IL- Brown IL.
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|St. Louis Downtown Airport, IL||8 mi||37 min||E 10||10.00 mi||Overcast||38°F||36°F||93%||1005.3 hPa|
|Belleville, Scott AFB/MidAmerica Airport, IL||8 mi||34 min||E 12||10.00 mi||Overcast||37°F||37°F||100%||1005 hPa|
|St. Louis Regional Airport, IL||23 mi||40 min||ENE 13||10.00 mi||Overcast||36°F||36°F||100%||1005.4 hPa|
|St. Louis Lambert International Airport, MO||23 mi||39 min||E 10||9.00 mi||Overcast||37°F||34°F||89%||1005.9 hPa|
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