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FXUS63 KSGF 292358

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
658 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 305 PM CDT Fri Apr 29 2016

After a lull in the precipitation this afternoon expect showers
and thunderstorms to overspread the region from late this
afternoon into this evening and overnight. Convection across the
central and southern Plains will continue to increase and spread
east and northeast as a shortwave trough lifts northeast. In
addition a surface warm front will lift north from the Red River
Valley as surface cyclogenesis takes place over the Plains.
Strengthening synoptic scale lift within increasingly diffluent
flow aloft will support widespread showers and scattered to
numerous thunderstorms tonight.

The potential for severe storms is conditional based on the
degree of instability that develops. Models suggest most unstable
CAPE up to near 1000 J/KG nosing into extreme southeastern Kansas
and far southwestern Missouri as the evening progresses while the
low levels continue to moisten. Given the strong lift and deep
layer shear up to 50 kts strong if not locally severe convection is
not out of the question.

Expect tonight`s convection to push off to the east late tonight
and early Saturday as the shortwave swings northeast.

The primary upper level low will migrate eastward into the central
Plains Saturday while an associated cold front pushes east into
the Ozarks during the day. Forcing along this front coupled with
ample instability and deep layer shear will support the potential
for strong to severe storms mainly east of highway 65 during the
afternoon into the early evening. However deep mean layer
moisture looks to decrease during the day as a mid level dry slot
moses eastward. This could limit the development or least coverage
of convection Saturday.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 305 PM CDT Fri Apr 29 2016

An extended period of relatively quiet weather will unfold as we
head into next week. Variable cloud cover and perhaps a few light
showers may linger Sunday and Monday as another system tracks to
our south. Otherwise models prog the evolution of a more
northwesterly flow aloft as the week progresses. Temperatures
will be near to slightly below seasonal levels.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday evening)
Issued at 651 PM CDT Fri Apr 29 2016

A band of showers and thunderstorms will push across the region
tonight bringing MVFR and localized IFR conditions. Even between
thunderstorms, patches of drizzle and fog will continue to reduce
visibility. Brisk easterly to southeasterly surface winds will
also persist with gusts over 25 knots around Springfield. Low
level wind shear conditions are also expected.

Prevailing IFR conditions are then expected from the predawn hours
into early Saturday morning before flight conditions gradually
begin to improve. There is a limited chance that thunderstorms
could redevelop in the afternoon around Springfield and Branson as
a front moves through the area.


.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Foster
AVIATION...Schaumann is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.