Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 221945

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
245 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Despite the calendar indicating the beginning of fall this
afternoon, the persistent upper level ridge over the area will keep
the summer-like temperatures around through Saturday. With mainly
clear skies through the period, lows tonight will once again be in
the upper 60s to around 70 and high Saturday afternoon in the upper
80s to around 90.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Upper ridge begins to break down on Sunday leading to the potential
for some diurnally driven showers/storms for the afternoon hours.
This also aided by a very weak upper low drifting over the mid south
region of the country. Given a somewhat increase in clouds and
potential isolated precipitation, afternoon highs will only be in the
middle 80s.

For the Tuesday through Thursday time frame, trough across the
western conus begins to edge eastward, with the leading shortwave
lifting northeast into the western Great Lakes region Tuesday. This
will in turn push a surface cold front into Kansas and OKlahoma and
finally into the Missouri Ozarks Wednesday, with the front exiting
the area on Thursday. Best widespread rain chances will then be
along and ahead of the front from Tuesday night into Thursday

Quiet a bit cooler air expected behind the front beginning on
Wednesday as temperatures return back to seasonal normals or
slightly below.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1223 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

VFR flight conditions will continue through the taf period at the
terminals. The only exception is the potential for a brief period
of MVFR visibilities near the KBBG Taf site late tonight and
early Saturday morning. Outside of a few afternoon cumulus today
skies will be clear through 18z Saturday. Once again there maybe a
few gusts to near 20 knots this afternoon, mainly at KSGF and




SHORT TERM...Raberding
LONG TERM...Raberding
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