Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO
FXUS63 KSGF 180744
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
244 AM CDT Sat Oct 18 2014
.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Calm and quiet weather was observed over extreme southeast Kansas
and the Missouri Ozarks early this morning. Temperatures were in
the 40s, under mostly clear skies and light winds.
For today, readings will warm into the 60s as northwest breezes
bring in a slightly cooler airmass. No rainfall is expected today or
anytime this weekend. Height rises will suppress our airmass, as
an upper ridge translates into the nations mid section.
Sunday`s temperatures will be slightly warmer, and quite ideal for
.LONG TERM...(Monday through Friday)
Our next frontal passage will occur early Monday morning. There
have been some signals for isolated showers to develop during the
day Monday. Some instability will be present in advance of the
frontal passage. Therefore we have continued the slight chances
for showers in the forecast, however, we think most locations will
Conditions will become fantastic through the rest of the
work week as strong ridging aloft brings warm and dry weather
for several days.
The GFS now suggests an anomalous high to become centered across
west Texas toward the end of next week. This could offer an
unusual warming trend for the Ozarks, with temperatures
potentially warming well into the 70s on a daily basis.
.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday Night)
Issued at 1150 PM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014
VFR will continue through Saturday evening with mainly clear
skies. Some shallow patchy ground fog remains possible in
valleys...but the fog will be too isolated to include in the TAFs.
Winds will remain light out of the northwest before becoming
variable Saturday evening.