Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 191138
AFDSGF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
638 AM CDT Wed Jul 19 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 105 AM CDT Wed Jul 19 2017

An upper level ridge of high pressure will continue to expand
eastward into the Ozarks region today allowing the heat to build.
High temperatures will be a degree or two higher today
particularly across central Missouri. Afternoon heat index values
will top out in the upper 90s to near 100 at most locations.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 105 AM CDT Wed Jul 19 2017

The hot spell will keep going through late week into the weekend
with an upper ridge entrenched across the region. Afternoon highs
will climb into the mid and upper 90s area wide and may reach the
100 degree mark across central Missouri. Afternoon heat index
values will generally range from near 100 to around 105 each
afternoon with the highest readings from southeastern Kansas into
central Missouri. Heat Advisories and Excessive Warnings will
remain in place until Saturday.

Models continue to suggest the upper ridge will breakdown a bit
Sunday as an upper level trough swings across the Great Lakes
region. This will allow a weak front to drop southward into the
area Sunday which will isolated to scattered showers and
thunderstorms.

Temperatures will be relatively cooler Sunday into early next week
but still seasonably warm.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning)
Issued at 628 AM CDT Wed Jul 19 2017

Pilots can expect VFR conditions at area terminals today through
Thursday as high pressure at the surface and aloft dominates our
weather.  Light southerly winds will persist.

&&

.SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...Heat Advisory from noon today to 7 PM CDT Saturday for
     MOZ066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106.

     Excessive Heat Warning until 7 PM CDT Saturday for MOZ055>058.

KS...Heat Advisory from noon today to 7 PM CDT Saturday for KSZ073-
     097-101.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Foster
LONG TERM...Foster
AVIATION...Foster



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