Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 091051

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
451 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 305 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017

An upper level trough and front are pushing through the region
early this morning. Northwesterly winds will occur today behind
the front, and will be gusty with gusts up to 30 mph developing this
morning continuing into the afternoon hours.

A colder air mass will spread over the region again today behind
the front, as highs range from the middle 30s across central
Missouri to the lower 40s across southeastern Kansas and far
southern Missouri. Lows tonight will drop into the upper teens
across the eastern Ozarks to the middle 20s across southeastern

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 305 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017

A warmer air mass will spread into the region Sunday and remain
over the area into Monday. Highs both days will top out in the
50s. A front will approach and move through the region Monday
allowing gusty winds to occur. These gusty winds combined with dry
conditions will lead to a widespread elevated fire weather risk
across the area Monday afternoon.

Cooler conditions will spread into the area on Tuesday as highs in
the upper 30s to middle 40s occur. The region will remain in a
pattern that every few days a system will pass through the area
through the end of the week. Ahead of the system/front highs will
warm into the 50s with highs in the 40s occurring the day behind
the system.

A dry air mass is currently in place across the area and moisture
return will be limited ahead of all these series of upper level
disturbances that will sweep through the region through the end
of the week. As a result not expecting much in the way of
precipitation with any of the systems this week.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning)
Issued at 450 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017

VFR conditions will occur at the TAF sites today through tonight.
Gusty northwesterly winds will develop this morning and occur into
this afternoon. Then the winds will become light and variable
this evening.




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