Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 081646

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1046 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Saturday Night)
Issued at 315 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

A cold air mass is over the area early this morning, as
temperatures are currently in the teens. Southwesterly winds will
occur today which will help highs warm to around the 40 degree
mark this afternoon.

An upper trough and cold front will dive south through the region
tonight into Saturday. Clouds will increase with the passage of
the front and trough. Moisture will be limited so not expecting
any precipitation to occur across the area with this system.

A colder air mass will slide back into the area Saturday/Saturday
night, but will not be as cold as the current air mass is. Highs
on Saturday will be in the middle 30s to the lower 40s as lows
drop into the upper teens to the middle 20s Saturday night.

The dry conditions across the region will lead to elevated fire
weather conditions occurring across portions of the area during
the afternoon hours today and again Saturday afternoon.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 315 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

Southerly winds will return Sunday into Monday allowing highs to
warm back into the 50s both afternoon.

An upper level ridge will be over the western U.S. through the
weekend and much of next week. This will result in the region
being in an upper level northwest flow pattern. A few upper level
troughs will push through the northwest flow next week, Monday
night into Tuesday and again later in the week. The air mass will
remain on the dry side, limiting any precipitation chances with
the passages of these systems.


.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.




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