Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 272334

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
634 PM CDT Thu Oct 27 2016


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 159 PM CDT Thu Oct 27 2016

After a foggy start this morning, skies have generally cleared
across the area this afternoon. Temperatures are generally mild
with many of us in the lower 70s this afternoon.

Tonight, statistical guidance is signaling more fog development.
Crossover temperatures are also supportive. Didn`t go as bullish
with fog as this morning as surface winds appear to be just a tad

Speaking of surface winds they will certainly be on the increase
on Friday as surface pressure gradient tightens. Temperatures will
be extremely warm for this time of year with high temps warming
into the upper 70s and lower 80s.

.LONG TERM...(Friday Night through Thursday)
Issued at 159 PM CDT Thu Oct 27 2016

A ridge of high pressure will remain in close proximity through
the long term. This stubborn high will keep the area well above
average for this time of year. High temperatures are expected to
range from the middle 70s to the lower 80s with overnight lows
also in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

The ridge should begin to push eastward from the southern plains
to the southeast. This will transition us from a dry northwesterly
flow to a more perhaps active southwesterly flow by mid week next
week. A weak disturbance or disturbances will move through mid to
late week next week. Details are murky, however, this will likely
be our next chance for showers and storms.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)

Pilots flying in and out of the southwest Missouri airports can
expect the possibility of MVFR and even some IFR flight
visibilities late tonight and into Friday morning.

Areas of fog will once again develop, however, the dense fog is
not expected to be as widespread as last night.

No low ceilings are expected, and surface winds will gradually
increase from the south southeast early Friday morning.

Safe Travels.




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