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FXUS63 KSGF 201733

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1233 PM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016


.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 217 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

Showers were moving across the region early this morning in
advance of a cold front that was moving to the south across
eastern Kansas. Rain amounts have been generally on the light
side though a few area have seen moderate rates overnight.

The cold front will make its way through the region this morning,
pushing through the area by mid day. This will move most of the
rain out of the area by mid day as well.

Cloud cover will quickly diminish in the wake of the front with
cooler and drier air moving into the area for this afternoon and
through tonight. Temperatures will fall into the middle to upper
50s under clear skies.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 217 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

Surface high pressure will then remain in control of the Ozarks
weather through Monday night. Temperatures will be mild for
August with highs only around 80 for Sunday and the low to middle
80s on Monday.

An upper level short wave will move into the plains Tuesday
morning and bring the chance for rain Tuesday through Thursday.
A cold front will move through the region Thursday with additional
rain expected for the end of the work week and into next weekend.

Through the week temperatures will remain mild however with highs
in the upper 70s to middle 80s and overnight lows in the upper
50s to lower 60s. This is 5 to 10 degrees below normal for the
second half of August in the Ozarks, when normal highs are near
90 and overnight lows are in the upper 60s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)

Pilots flying in and out of the southwest Missouri airports will
be dealing with MVFR ceilings this afternoon. A frontal system
near the Arkansas and Missouri border was creating widespread
ceilings below 3000 ft.

This front was also triggering some showers over southwest
Missouri, and will likely impact the Branson airport. Therefore we
inserted a tempo group for some rain and reduced visibilities.

VFR conditions for all airports are expected this evening.

Safe Travels.


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