Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 222323

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
523 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 155 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

A deep low pressure system will track from northern Missouri
toward the Great Lakes region tonight and Tuesday. Vorticity
lobes wrapping around the upper low within a deep cyclonic flow as
well as the passage of a true cold front pushing across the
Ozarks region will bring light precipitation mainly to central
Missouri through this evening.

This light rain could become mixed with or change to a light
wintry mix of rain, snow and possibly freezing drizzle later this
evening before the precipitation ends. Little if any accumulation
expected but some slick spots could develop mainly on secondary
and untreated roads later this evening and overnight.

A chilly and continued blustery conditions are in store for
Tuesday as the low pressure system pulls away. Expect gradual
clearing from west to east during the day.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Night through Monday)
Issued at 155 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

A warming trend will return mid to late week as an upper level
ridge builds eastward and southerly winds return. High
temperatures will climb well into the 50s Thursday and Friday.

The next upper level trough will progress eastward across the
Rockies into the central U.S. heading into later Friday and
Saturday. Expect a chance of rain as front makes its way across
the area with some potential for a transition to light wintry
precipitation as it ends on Saturday.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Tuesday evening)
Issued at 521 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

A mixture of light rain, sleet and light snow is possible at the
TAF sites this evening. Temps are above freezing so no impacts
expected at this time. Ceilings will remain MVFR with occasional
VFR outside of the rain/sleet showers. Winds will remain very
gusty for the next 4-6 hours with a few gusts up to 35kts
possible. Conditions will rise to VFR by tomorrow morning at all
TAF sites. There was a small signal for low level wind shear at
JLN and BBG however confidence is too low to put in TAFS.




LONG TERM...Foster
AVIATION...Burchfield is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.