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|Sunrise 5:54AM||Sunset 8:20PM||Sunday July 25, 2021 11:00 AM CDT (16:00 UTC)||Moonrise 8:56PM||Moonset 6:23AM||Illumination 98%|
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Area Forecast Discussion . Updated Aviation National Weather Service Saint Louis MO 605 AM CDT Sun Jul 25 2021
UPDATE. Issued at 555 AM CDT Sun Jul 25 2021
Latest surface analysis shows an area of enhanced surface convergence causing an uptick in thunderstorm activity in the St. Louis metropolitan area and east. A few of these storms appear to have been strong enough to cause small hail and gusty winds, and latest MRMS FLASH data indicates there may be localized areas of nuisance flooding in far southwest Illinois.
Given the recent radar trends, there may not be a lull in precipitation as previously expected. That being said, any convection that persists or develops later this morning into the afternoon should remain scattered in nature. While severe storms are unlikely, isolated strong storms with gusty winds cannot be ruled out.
SHORT TERM. (Through Late Monday Afternoon) Issued at 326 AM CDT Sun Jul 25 2021
Key messages through Tuesday:
1) Heat index values of 100-104F are forecast south of I-70 in Missouri and Illinois ahead of a weak cold front.
2) Scattered thunderstorms along and ahead of the front are expected today, but strong/severe storms are not expected.
3) A lull in the more dangerous heat is expected on Monday before temperatures and humidity rise again starting Tuesday.
Latest surface analysis and satellite imagery place the weak, west- east oriented cold front across northeast Missouri and west-central Illinois. Aloft, an attending mid/upper-level shortwave is indiscernible in short-term guidance or water vapor imagery, which helped keep storm activity limited and weak overnight. Guidance and radar trends suggest that the weak low-level forcing and lack of upper-level support will not be able to overcome CIN and sustain much storms through the early morning despite plentiful MUCAPE.
Heat indices of 100-105F were observed across most of the region yesterday, and another round of similar conditions are expected today south of I-70. Increased cloud cover from scattered convection that should redevelop along/ahead of the boundary, which should cross the I-70 corridor by late morning/early afternoon, may act to keep temperatures near today's low-90s values. Dew points should still be elevated in southeast Missouri/southwest Illinois, topping out in the mid 70s. Though conditions are not forecast to reach Heat Advisory criteria across this area, elevated heat indices will still be cause for concern and will continue to be monitored through the morning. The scattered thunderstorms along and ahead of the front, which will likely stall during the afternoon,should remain weak amid nearly non-existent upper-level forcing. However, with 1500-2500J/kg of SBCAPE and steep low-level lapse rates, a storm or two could produce strong wind gusts.
The front will continue to advance south through the night tonight into Monday. Chances for rain will drop Monday morning as the front departs the area, and we should be dry area-wide by late Monday. Slightly cooler temperatures and lower dew points along the base of the incoming surface high pressure should keep heat indices below 100F on Monday. As southerly flow returns to the region when the high slides east, temperatures and humidity will be back on the rise. Heat indices should return to the upper 90s/low 100s by Tuesday the upper level ridge expands east.
LONG TERM. (Monday Night through Saturday) Issued at 326 AM CDT Sun Jul 25 2021
Key messages Wednesday through Sunday:
1) The potential for dangerous heat returns mid-week, with heat indices as high above 100F possible Wednesday through Thursday.
2) Precipitation chances remain low through Thursday before a cold front approaches the area. Uncertainty remains over the location and strength of the front, which could make the difference between a reprieve from the elevated heat indices and prolonged heat.
Deterministic and ensemble guidance is in agreement that the upper level ridge centered across the western CONUS will strengthen and expand east across our region Tuesday into Wednesday. Accordingly, a low-level thermal ridge will expand east and amplify, bringing renewed chances for dangerous heat across the area Wednesday and Thursday. Compared to previous guidance, 850mb temperatures have cooled slightly in the most recent deterministic/ensemble suite, but highs in the mid/upper 90s still remain a very real possibility.
WPC Cluster Analysis now suggest that the ridge will expand to the point that our area will be far removed from the stronger westerlies, which will keep organize convective potential low. By Friday, shortwave energy is expected to erode the ridging across our area and a more active weather pattern will encroach the CWA. Right now, it appears that a frontal boundary is poised to stall across the region on Friday going into the weekend. There is still considerable uncertainty regarding the front's location, which has implications to where precipitation sets up and how warm temperatures will be across the CWA. For this forecast, the NBM high temperatures were employed for the weekend, but there are indications in the distribution of the guidance that a relief from the hot temperatures is all but certain.
AVIATION. (For the 12z TAFs through 12z Monday Morning) Issued at 555 AM CDT Sun Jul 25 2021
A broken cluster of thunderstorms is currently passing near the St. Louis metropolitan terminals, but as of now there have been no direct terminal impacts. While brief impacts cannot be ruled out through the morning, guidance still suggests that convection will be confined to south of the terminals later this morning and through the TAF period. Outside of the threat for thunderstorms this morning at KSTL/KSUS/KCPS, light, northerly post-frontal winds and VFR conditions are expected at the terminals through tomorrow morning.
LSX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MO . None. IL . None.
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