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FXUS63 KSGF 251701

1201 PM CDT Sat Oct 25 2014

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 236 AM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

A broad upper level ridge moving over the Ozarks region was
providing pleasant weather to the region overnight. Clear skies,
light winds and mild temperatures were in place across the area
early this morning.

The ridge will continue to move over the area today and tonight
with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s to lower 80s this
afternoon under sunny skies. The temperatures expected today will
be 10 to 15 degrees above normal for this time of year. Overnight
temperatures will only fall into the 50s as light winds and clear
skies occur again.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 236 AM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

Sunday will see very similar conditions to Saturday with highs in
the lower to middle 80s as the upper ridge moves over the region
and southerly winds increase through the day. The winds will
increase as surface low pressure moves across the northern and
central plains. The surface low will begin to shift east in
response to an upper level trough that will begin to flatten the
upper ridge and push it east through Sunday night into Monday.

The upper trough will slowly shift the low and a cold front east
Monday night and bring showers and scattered thunderstorms to the
Ozarks Monday night into early Tuesday morning. High pressure will
move into the region behind the front and bring cooler, more
seasonable temperatures to the area for most of next week.

Another upper level ridge will begin to move over the region late
next week into next weekend. Temperatures are not expected to be
as warm however as a cooler Canadian high settles over the Ozarks.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday Afternoon)
Issued at 1153 AM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

VFR conditions are expected through the forecast period. Light west
winds this afternoon are expected to back overnight to a more
southerly direction by daybreak and increase in speed towards the
end of the TAF period. With gradual increase in wind speed around day
break...the atmosphere should remain mixed enough to preclude any
fog development.




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