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FXUS63 KSGF 061055

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
555 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 237 AM CDT Fri May 6 2016

High pressure moving over the region tonight is aiding
temperatures in falling into the 40s area wide. A few locations in
the eastern Ozarks may even see upper 30s by sunrise. The high was
also bringing clear skies this morning.

The clear skies this morning will set the region up for a
gorgeous day today with sunny skies and highs climbing into the
70`s to around 80 degrees with light winds as the surface high
slowly moves to the southeast and an upper level ridge moves
towards the Ozarks.

The mild and pleasant conditions will continue tonight as the
ridge approaches the area with lows in the 50s.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 237 AM CDT Fri May 6 2016

The upper level ridge will move over the region through the day
Saturday though it will be suppressed to the south as an upper
level storm system moves across the Rockies. Saturday will be
another nice day with highs in the lower 80s along with southerly
winds. Cloud cover will be on the increase through the day as the
upper level storm system moves east into the plains.

Models have been consistent in bringing showers and thunderstorms
to the area during the day Sunday, though timing has been
slightly different. The latest runs look very similar though with
showers and storms beginning to impact areas west of Highway 65 as
early as midday. There is little indication however at any
significant severe threat for Sunday at this time.

A second upper low will swing into the plains Sunday night into
Monday which does appear to bring a better severe potential
though. The system develops a negative tilt and will be able to
take advantage of good southerly flow.

The remainder of next week continues to look active with showers
and thunderstorms moving across the region each day through the
end of the week.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Saturday morning)
Issued at 554 AM CDT Fri May 6 2016

Clear skies and VFR conditions will persist through tonight. Winds
will remain light and generally out of the south to southwest.


.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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