Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 212357

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
657 PM CDT Fri Oct 21 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)

Incredible weather was observed over extreme southeast Kansas and
the Missouri Ozarks this afternoon. Temperatures warmed into the
60s, under sunny skies and light winds. Surface high pressure was
drifting over the state of Missouri, creating the fair weather.

For tonight, look for overnight lows to fall into the upper 30s
and lower 40s. We do not believe we`ll see much frost tonight
given the forecasted temperatures, and the gradual increase in
southerly breezes.

Another nice sunny day for outdoor activities will be felt on
Saturday, with highs in the 70s. Southerly winds will pick up at 5
to 12 mph.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)

An upper level ridge of high pressure will continue to build over
the nations midsection Saturday into Tuesday. Warm and dry weather
will continue as a result of this high pressure system.

Our next chances for showers and thunderstorms will occur Tuesday
night into Wednesday, as a disturbance approaches from the west.
At this time, it doesn`t appear as though we`ll have much of a
chance for organized storms or severe weather. The Gulf of Mexico
is currently experiencing a frontal passage and continental air.
Therefore moisture return by Tuesday night and Wednesday looks
thin, and not sufficient enough for very much instability.

Temperatures shouldn`t drop off much behind Wednedsay`s front
since this air will be of Pacific origin. Expect temperatures to
warm back into the 70s for next Thursday and Friday.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday evening)
Issued at 655 PM CDT Fri Oct 21 2016

VFR conditions will persist through Saturday evening. Light winds
tonight will increase out of the southeast to south on Saturday.




LONG TERM...Cramer
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