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FXUS63 KSGF 120741
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
241 AM CDT Sat Aug 12 2017

...Not A Bad Day Overall...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 241 AM CDT Sat Aug 12 2017

As expected, the frontal boundary that was parked along the I70
corridor north of our region about this time yesterday has pushed
through the CWA. This has allowed for shower and thunderstorm
activity to move further downstream away from the MO Ozarks and SE
Kansas.

Some shallow "ground fog" may be possible around or just before
sunrise this morning as clouds continue to decrease and winds
remain very light. The better chances for seeing this shallow fog
will be generally south of the highway 60 corridor or where the
heaviest rainfall occurred yesterday.

Today doesn`t look like a bad day if you have outdoor plans. More
of the same in terms of temperatures (generally below average) as
northwesterly flow aloft continues. Clouds will likely begin to
increase just a bit as we head into the late afternoon and evening
hours ahead of the next H5 impulse that begins to roll through the
region later tonight. We maintained at least some storm potential
across far southwest MO, however, the bulk of the rainfall should
stay south of our region closer to the surface frontal boundary.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 241 AM CDT Sat Aug 12 2017

As the aforementioned H5 impulse continues eastward on Sunday,
much of the CWFA will remain dry with the highest probability of
showers/storms residing right along the Arkansas and Oklahoma
borders.

Several additional waves will continue to slide through our region
through early next week. Each wave bringing at least a slight
uptick in POPs, however, timing and placement of each impulse is
not at clear within the globals at the moment. Think the better
shot of rainfall will again likely be across our southern zones
through early next week.

Looking into middle parts of next week we`ll finally see a bit of
a pattern change. The pesky northwest flow due to the upper level
ridge over Texas will begin to flatten and become more
southwesterly as the ridge begins to slide eastward across the
southern tier states. This will help boost heights a bit helping
warm us back up to more seasonable norms. Although we`ll be
warming up (upper 80s vs lower 80s) we`ll likely have to maintain
mention of diurnally driven shower and storm activity, especially
if the current indication of additional upper level impulses comes
to fruition.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 1145 PM CDT Fri Aug 11 2017

KSGF/KJLN?KBBG tafs: High pressure will become centered over the
Midwest during this period. Some shallow fog will be possible
toward sunrise 11-12z and have a brief period of MVFR visibility
for now to cover that time frame. Will monitor. Otherwise TAFS are
VFR.


&&

.SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...NONE.
KS...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Frye
LONG TERM...Frye
AVIATION...DSA



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