Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 190454

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1054 PM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 228 PM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

A colder air mass has spread into the area behind a cold front
that moved into the area earlier today. Highs across the area
occurred this morning with temperatures only in the 40s this
afternoon. Light rain will continue to spread across the area this
afternoon ending from west to east by this evening.

Gusty northwesterly winds will also continue this afternoon. The
strongest winds occurred earlier this afternoon, but gusty winds
will continue through the afternoon hours. Will continue the Wind
Advisory until 5pm as winds continue to gradually decrease.

Winds will weaken and skies will clear this evening and tonight,
allowing lows to fall into the upper 20s to the lower 30s. Sunny
skies will occur on Sunday but a cooler air mass will remain over
the area as highs warm into the upper 40s to the lower 50s.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday Night through Saturday)
Issued at 228 PM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

A warmer air mass will spread back north into the area on Monday
as temperatures warm into the lower 60s. A drier air mass is
currently moving into the area and will remain over the area on
Monday. Southerly winds will pick up and could gust up to around
30 mph at times on Monday, especially across southeastern Kansas
and western Missouri. An elevated fire weather risk will develop
on Monday as a result.

A cold front and upper level trough will move through the region
on Tuesday. A dry air mass will be in place so no precipitation is
expected along the front. A colder air mass will spread into the
region behind the front as lows drop into the lower to middle 20s
Tuesday night. Highs on Wednesday will be in the lower to middle

Upper level ridging will then build back towards the region late
next week, allowing highs to warm back into the 50s and 60s into
the weekend.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night)
Issued at 1053 PM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

A clear sky and VFR conditions expected through the period. A
steady northwest wind will begin to shift more to the south late
in the period as the surface ridge shifts south and east of the




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