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FXUS63 KSGF 092031

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO
331 PM CDT FRI OCT 9 2015

...Nice Autumn Weather this Weekend...

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday)
Issued at 0315 PM CDT FRI OCT 09 2015

A much cooler airmass will settle southward into the Ozarks and Osage
Plains tonight as surface high pressure settles into the region. Post
frontal stratus will linger into early evening with gradual clearing
from the northwest.

With surface high pressure positioned over the region late tonight
into Saturday morning along with a relatively moist ground from
rain earlier today will support the development of patchy to areas
of fog. Will have to monitor for locally dense fog.

A spectacular fall day is in store for Saturday with plenty of
sunshine and a light wind.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 0315 PM CDT FRI OCT 09 2015

An extended period of quiet and dry weather is expected as we head
from this weekend into next week. Our region will remain under the
influence of a northwesterly flow pattern aloft allowing for the
passage of a couple of dry cold fronts.

Southerly winds and milder temperatures will return Sunday as
surface high pressure moves off to the east and the next front
approaches. Temperatures next week will be mild and oscillate
between slightly below to slightly above normal.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday Afternoon)

Pilots flying in and out of Springfield and Branson airports can
expect MVFR ceilings through at least the afternoon hours.
Meanwhile in Joplin, ceilings will improve to VFR by 3pm.

Low cloud cover is expected to clear from northwest to southeast
late this afternoon and through the evening hours. VFR conditions
will then ensue for most of the night. However, there does appear
to be some fog potential from 3am to 8am Saturday morning.

Once the morning fog burns off Saturday, an extended period of
fair weather will persist well into next work week.

Surface winds will become light and variable at all locations this
evening, and continuing into Saturday morning.

Safe Travels. &&

.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Foster
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