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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
211 PM CDT WED MAY 4 2016

...Warming Trend on the Way...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 200 PM CDT Wed May 4 2016

Surface high pressure will build into the region tonight and
Thursday as the upper level trough transitions eastward. This will
result in lighter surface winds. Temperatures Thursday will be
near seasonal levels.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Issued at 200 PM CDT Wed May 4 2016

A warming trend will begin Friday and continue into Saturday as
500 MB heights rise and southerly winds return. Highs will climb
into the lower 80s at most locations by Saturday while southerly
winds increase.

The next upper level trough will begin to makes its way across the
southern Rockies this weekend while a front attempts to sink
southward into the region. A lead shortwave will makes it way
across the Plains Sunday and interact with deepening moisture to
produce at least a chance for showers and thunderstorms Sunday and
more so Sunday night.

The increasingly unsettled weather pattern will continue into
Monday as the upper level trough and associated cold front push
slowly eastward across the Plains. Will have to monitor the
potential for severe weather on Monday if sufficient instabilitydevelops
in advance of neutral to negative tilted trough.

The forecast becomes more messy heading through next week with the
passage of disturbances and associated fronts every couple of
days. This makes pinpointing the timing and coverage of
precipitation difficult this far out.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon)
Issued at 1157 AM CDT Wed May 4 2016

VFR conditions are expected for this TAF period. Gusty northwest
winds will persist this afternoon behind a passing cold front.
Winds will diminish during the evening hours. Clear skies will
prevail through Thursday as high pressure moves in.


.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Foster
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