Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 221833

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
133 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 116 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

A cold front trailing the showers and storms that went through
the Ozarks earlier today, will make its way through the region
this evening and into the early overnight hours.

Some lingering instability across the region may be enough for
showers and an isolated storms to develop this evening, but the
convection from this morning worked the airmass over pretty well.

Behind the front, a cooler and drier airmass will make its way
into the area overnight. Overnight temperatures will fall into the
upper 50s for most locations with clear skies and light winds.

Wednesday will be very nice as temperatures only climb into the
middle 70s to near 80 degrees during the afternoon.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Night through Tuesday)
Issued at 116 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

The cool and dry air behind todays front will remain in control of
the regions weather as surface high pressure lingers over the
plains and the Ozarks through the end of the week. This cool air
mass will produce temperatures that are 5-10 degrees below normal
for this time of year for both daily highs and overnight lows.

The overall pattern will transition from northwesterly flow over
a ridge over the western U.S. to nearly northerly flow by Sunday
night into early next week when we will have our next shot at

In between, the weather will be fall like with quickly moving
upper level ridging and shortwave troughs from Wednesday through


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1208 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Showers and thunderstorms will end from north to south across
southern Missouri early this afternoon. Mainly VFR is expected
from this afternoon into Wednesday morning. A few pockets of MVFR
will be possible this afternoon around any remaining showers and

Surface winds will become light out of the north this afternoon
behind a passing cold front. Winds will then become light and
variable tonight.




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