Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 081930

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
130 PM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 118 PM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

Southwest winds and a dry airmass were allowing temperatures to
climb into the upper 30s to around 40 across the area this
afternoon. Some passing mid to high level clouds were also pushing
through and this will continue into the evening and overnight
hours. Cloud cover and continued southwest winds will tend to keep
temps a little warmer than last night however the eastern ozarks
will still see temps possibly into the teens given the dry airmass
in place and sheltered elevation/valley areas.

A cold front currently across Nebraska and Iowa will move south
into the area Tomorrow morning. This is in response to a upper
level shortwave pushing south through the Western Great Lakes.
This will bring additional cloud cover, gusty northwest winds and
850mb cold air advection to the area. High temps will likely be
in the mid to upper 30s across the NE CWA while highs around 40
possible across the west. If cloud cover is thicker then highs may
need to be adjusted down. Northwest winds will gust up to
25-30 mph and it will feel very blustery tomorrow.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 118 PM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

Southerly winds will return late Saturday night into Sunday and as
850mb temps warm, surface temps will respond into the 50s across
the area. Temperatures on Monday will also be warmer with a few
low 60s possible across far southern missouri before a cold front
moves through in the afternoon ahead of another passing wave.
This pattern of up and down temps with dry frontal passages looks
to occur several times through the next 7 days. Elevated fire
weather potential will exist on a almost daily basis given the dry
airmass and gusty winds. At this time it appears Monday appears
to be the most widespread elevated fire weather risk day. No
precipitation is expected over the next 7 days.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1044 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

VFR conditions expected for Today through Saturday. A mid to high
level deck of clouds will move through Today and tonight ahead of
a cold front. Winds today will remain out of the southwest before
switching to the northwest Saturday morning and becoming gusty.




SHORT TERM...Burchfield
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