Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 222246

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
546 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Despite the calendar indicating the beginning of fall this
afternoon, the persistent upper level ridge over the area will keep
the summer-like temperatures around through Saturday. With mainly
clear skies through the period, lows tonight will once again be in
the upper 60s to around 70 and high Saturday afternoon in the upper
80s to around 90.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Upper ridge begins to break down on Sunday leading to the potential
for some diurnally driven showers/storms for the afternoon hours.
This also aided by a very weak upper low drifting over the mid south
region of the country. Given a somewhat increase in clouds and
potential isolated precipitation, afternoon highs will only be in the
middle 80s.

For the Tuesday through Thursday time frame, trough across the
western conus begins to edge eastward, with the leading shortwave
lifting northeast into the western Great Lakes region Tuesday. This
will in turn push a surface cold front into Kansas and OKlahoma and
finally into the Missouri Ozarks Wednesday, with the front exiting
the area on Thursday. Best widespread rain chances will then be
along and ahead of the front from Tuesday night into Thursday

Quiet a bit cooler air expected behind the front beginning on
Wednesday as temperatures return back to seasonal normals or
slightly below.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday evening)
Issued at 544 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Upper ridge in place across the area. A few rogue showers have
developed in the eastern Ozarks, east of the terminals. Expecting
these to diminish over the next hour and remain east of the
terminals.  VFR conditions expected through the period.




SHORT TERM...Raberding
LONG TERM...Raberding
AVIATION...Lindenberg is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.