Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO
FXUS63 KSGF 302025
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
325 PM CDT Wed Jul 30 2014
.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Thursday)
Light to moderate rain has spread across southeast Kansas and
southwest Missouri today. Essentially from Fort Scott Kansas to
Bull Shoals Lake...and to the southwest has experienced this
Locations across central Stone County and over into southern
Lawrence County are now approaching two inches of measured rain.
These areas have been placed within an elevated risk for flooding
through tonight, as additional rainfall takes place across
Speaking of tonight, we noticed that the MCV over north central
Oklahoma was taking more of a northerly track this afternoon,
almost moving due east with time. We have increased precipitation
chances significantly across southern Missouri through tonights
period, with the possibility of heavier rain affecting southern
Missouri. As a matter of fact, WPC has now included far SW MO
within a slight risk for excessive rainfall in their Day 1
There should be a sharp cutoff in rainfall on the northern edge of
the precipitation shield. Locations along Highway 54 and to the
north will likely remain dry through this whole episode.
Rain will persist across southern Missouri Thursday, before coming
to an end Thursday afternoon. Look for highs to only reach the 70s
again tomorrow over southern MO, with highs in the lower 80s in
.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Starting Thursday night, an extended period of dry weather is
expected for the nation`s midsection. A gradual warm up is also in
line, with highs in the 80s on an afternoon basis through Sunday.
We could get into the 90 degree weather early next week,
particularly Monday and Tuesday. Overnight lows through early next
week will fall into the 60s.
The next significant chance for rain will occur Wednesday or
Thursday of next week. Models have been signaling an upper
shortwave and associated frontal system to swing across the area.
.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday Morning)
Issued at 600 AM CDT WED JUL 30 2014
For the KSGF, KJLN, and KBBG TAFS...An upper level disturbance is
currently push south across the plains early this morning.
Scattered showers are developing across southeastern Kansas and
far western Missouri ahead of this feature. This scattered shower
activity will continue through the morning hours and will affect
all the TAF sites at times.
An area of showers will then push east across Oklahoma into
Arkansas this afternoon as the upper level disturbance pushes to
the east. The bulk of this activity will remain to the south, but
these showers will likely just clip the Joplin and Branson areas.
This activity should then spread out of the area by this evening.
Winds will generally be light and variable through much of the TAF
period. MVFR ceilings and some light fog will be possible tonight
mainly at the KJLN and KBBG TAF sites.