Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 230537

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1137 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 155 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

A deep low pressure system will track from northern Missouri
toward the Great Lakes region tonight and Tuesday. Vorticity
lobes wrapping around the upper low within a deep cyclonic flow as
well as the passage of a true cold front pushing across the
Ozarks region will bring light precipitation mainly to central
Missouri through this evening.

This light rain could become mixed with or change to a light
wintry mix of rain, snow and possibly freezing drizzle later this
evening before the precipitation ends. Little if any accumulation
expected but some slick spots could develop mainly on secondary
and untreated roads later this evening and overnight.

A chilly and continued blustery conditions are in store for
Tuesday as the low pressure system pulls away. Expect gradual
clearing from west to east during the day.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Night through Monday)
Issued at 155 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

A warming trend will return mid to late week as an upper level
ridge builds eastward and southerly winds return. High
temperatures will climb well into the 50s Thursday and Friday.

The next upper level trough will progress eastward across the
Rockies into the central U.S. heading into later Friday and
Saturday. Expect a chance of rain as front makes its way across
the area with some potential for a transition to light wintry
precipitation as it ends on Saturday.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday night)
Issued at 1129 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

MVFR ceilings will continue into early Tuesday morning as an
upper level low pressure system continues to move east across the
Mid-Mississippi Valley region. Skies will then clear starting
later Tuesday morning, especially around Joplin and Branson. MVFR
ceilings may persist until around midday at Springfield. Once the
clouds clear, VFR is then expected through Tuesday evening.

Winds will remain brisk and gusty out of the west to northwest for
much of tonight before slowly diminishing towards morning. Gusts
over 30 knots can be expected through about 09Z. Winds will then
remain out of the northwest on Tuesday between 8 and 13 knots.




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.