Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO
FXUS63 KSGF 280542
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1142 PM CST Wed Nov 27 2013
Issued at 714 PM CST WED NOV 27 2013
Temperatures have dropped quickly after sunset with light winds
and low dew points. In some cases they have already dropped below
predicted lows. Light south winds will gradually kick in as high
pressure shifts east, so expect temperatures to stabilize and
possibly even rise a bit in some areas later tonight. Made some
adjustments to temperatures based on trends.
.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Thursday)
Temperatures should bottom out early tonight as southerly winds
commence across the region at some point. Look for lows in the low
to mid 20s after sunset tonight...then gradually warming after
A Canadian high pressure system was in control over the nations
mid section this afternoon. This system featured an unusually dry
air mass, as dew points were measured in the single digits over
many areas of southern Missouri.
This dry air mass hurt rainfall chances over the next several days.
.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Fantastic weather is forecasted for Thanksgiving day. Under sunny
skies and light winds, temperatures will warm into the middle and
South breezes are expected along and south of Highway 60. Lighter
and more variable winds are expected north of 60. Should be great
conditions for a Thanksgiving family football game.
Even warmer conditions are expected both Friday and Saturday, with
highs in the 50s in some areas.
Cloud cover and increasing humidity will occur Saturday in advance
of an approaching cold front. This front will somewhat stall out
near the area through the rest of the weekend. Not much will
change with the sensible weather Saturday and Sunday, other than a
very low end chance for a shower or two Saturday night into
Heading into the work week, very little change is expected, with
highs consistently reaching the 50s on an afternoon basis through
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving !
.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday Night)
Issued at 1132 PM CST WED NOV 27 2013
For the KSGF/KJLN/KBBG tafs: VFR conditions are expected. Light
south winds have developed over the region with high pressure
shifting east of the area and a weak trough of low pressure
approaching from the west and northwest. The trough will move into
the region by 28/00z with weakening/light winds.