Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 170800

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
300 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 300 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

Showers and isolated storms working their way through far
southern Missouri and the eastern Ozarks early this morning,
while Infrared satellite imagery shows back edge of clouds
extending from northeast through south central Kansas. With the
heavier rains out of the Flash Flood Watch area, will go ahead and
cancel watch before its 12z expiration. HRRR indicates
showers/storms to exit the area this morning. This will be
followed by clearing skies and quiet conditions for the afternoon
hours, with a slow decrease in dew points and a bit more
comfortable conditions.

High pressure settles overhead tonight with clear skies and light
winds expected. There could be some fog potential through the
overnight hours. The caveats to this is boundary layer mixing as
model forecast soundings indicating some stronger winds just off
the surface and a continuation of drier air advecting in from the
north. Lows look to be comfortable with readings in the lower to
middle 60s.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 300 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

A quiet day is expected for much of Friday. However, as the high
slides eastward low level moisture will return rather quickly across
Oklahoma and Kansas as a shortwave trough drops southeast across
Iowa and northern Missouri. This will likely spawn some
showers/storms over Kansas and western and northern Missouri late in
the day and overnight Friday. GFS/NAM have been consistent with an
MCS skirting our southeast Kansas and far southwest Missouri
counties Friday night, which may lead to some heavy rains and at
least a limited flooding threat. Will have to watch closely later
model runs with its exact track.

Medium range models continue the trend of building a ridge across
the area from the weekend into early next week. This will lead to an
uptick in temperatures and humidity levels from Saturday into
Tuesday. Despite the rising heights it looks like there will be some
chances for precipitation during this time. Early indications for the
eclipse on Monday is looking like partly cloudy skies with the
possibility of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
However, confidence is rather low this far out.

A cold front slips through the area Wednesday with a continued
chance for rain.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1226 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

KSGF/KJLN/KBBG tafs: Line of broken convection has just moved
through KBBG with tsra/shra clearing the TAF sites by 12Z. Still
could see some MVFR ceilings and visibilities through 14Z. After
that expect VFR flight conditions with clearing skies.

With clear skies and light winds tonight will have to monitor for
some fog potential, mainly after 06Z though.





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LONG TERM...Raberding
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