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FXUS63 KSGF 100752

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO
252 AM CDT SAT OCT 10 2015

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 0219 AM CDT SAT OCT 10 2015

Cool high pressure was sliding over the region this morning with
readings in the middle 40s across central Missouri to the middle
50s along the Arkansas line. Light fog was beginning to develop
over portions of the region and should continue to expand and
thicken through sunrise. The combination of the cool high
pressure, light winds and surface moisture from yesterday`s
rainfall will allow for widespread fog this morning.

The fog will burn off relatively quickly after sunrise with
mostly sunny skies expected today. Temperatures will warm into the
lower to middle 70s making for a very nice fall day.

The surface high will slide southeast of the Ozarks tonight with
temperatures will falling into the upper 40s to lower 50s. A
tightening surface pressure gradient will bring breezy conditions
to the region tonight into Sunday morning as an upper level ridge
moves over the area.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 0219 AM CDT SAT OCT 10 2015

Upper level ridging will be in place over the Ozarks Sunday. This,
in combination with breezy southerly winds will allow temperatures
to climb into the upper 70s to lower 80s for Sunday afternoon.

A dry cold front will then move through the area Sunday night and
bring more seasonable temperatures to the area as the upper level
pattern transitions to northwesterly flow.

This pattern change looks at though it will be in place through
next week and into next weekend with little to no signal for any
precipitation through the period.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday Night)
Issued at 0250 AM CDT SAT OCT 10 2015

A deck of MVFR ceilings will slowly clear overnight which will set
the stage for fog development. MVFR visibilities with pockets of
IFR are likely from late tonight into early Saturday morning.
Patchy dense fog will be possible, however confidence in dense
fog is a bit lower due to the presence of some high cloudiness.

The fog will then dissipate by mid-morning on Saturday with VFR
then persisting into Saturday evening. Winds will be light through
the period.


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