Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 250009
AFDSGF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
709 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday)
Issued at 1241 PM CDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Looks like we are about to transition into a pattern change from
the hot and humid conditions of last week to more moderate
temperatures and at least a chance of rain each day during this
forecast period.

Currently in the upper levels...there is a flat ridge situated
over the southern tier of states with an upper level trough near
Lake Winnipeg in southern Canada. As this upper level trough makes
its way into Quebec on Monday...it will begin to suppress the
ridge forcing it to retrograde to the west.

This will allow a surface front...which is currently situated from
eastern Iowa across northwest Missouri to a low over south-central
Kansas...to drop southward into the region. This will increase the
chances for rain across the region beginning late this afternoon
into this evening. Already seeing widely scattered convection
across south-central Missouri.

The combination of the breakdown of the upper level
ridge...increased cloud cover...and widely scattered convection
should hold down high temperatures on Monday to more seasonable
levels. Thus...will let the excessive heat warning expire at 8 PM
this evening.

.LONG TERM...(Monday Night through Sunday)
Issued at 1241 PM CDT Sun Jul 24 2016

As the upper ridge continues to retrograde to the west...the area
transitions to a northwest flow pattern in the upper levels.
Meanwhile...the surface front stalls out across the area and
meanders in the vicinity as weak waves pass through in the upper
level flow. As the low level jet sets up during the overnight
hours...the possibility exists for MCS development each night.
Meanwhile...during the day...the presence of any left over
boundaries...cold pools...and MCVs as well as daytime heating will
contribute to producing afternoon and evening pulse type
thunderstorms.

Therefore...will need to carry slight chance to chance PoPs in
nearly all periods. With the increase in clouds and convective
activity...temperatures should remain near seasonal levels with
highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s and overnight lows in the low
to mid 70s.

The surface front once again approaches the region Thursday into
Friday which could moderate temperatures a bit more. By next
Sunday...it looks like the upper ridge could once again begin
building back into the area.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Monday evening)
Issued at 653 PM CDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Pilots can expect prevailing VFR conditions tonight through
Monday. However the weather will become more unsettled as a weak
front drops southward into the area. This will bring increasing
cloud cover and an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms.
TAFs will be amended to account for thunderstorm coverage as
development and location of storms become more certain.

&&

.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
MO...Excessive Heat Warning until 8 PM CDT this evening for
     MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106.

KS...Excessive Heat Warning until 8 PM CDT this evening for KSZ073-
     097-101.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Gaede
LONG TERM...Gaede
AVIATION...Foster



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