Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 230838

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
338 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Sunday)
Issued at 338 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Unseasonable warm weather will continue through the weekend as the
region remains between the blocked high to the east and a digging
trough to the west. High temperatures though will trend a few
degrees cooler today as heights marginally fall and then again
tomorrow as a weak wave induces clouds and perhaps a few spotty

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Friday)
Issued at 338 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Short range model consistency extends into the work week...though
there are some questions whether the models are accurately
advecting the western trough eastward too quickly given the weak
Rex block over the east and meridional flow to the west.

While not that significant of a wave but one none the less will
be kicked out ahead of the western trough across the Southern
Plains on Monday inducing an inverted trough/weak surface front
into the Ozarks. This will continue the slow cooling trend noted
over the weekend and potentially lead to scattered thunderstorms.

With the above mentioned caveats in mind, models are consistent
then in breaking down the eastern ridge enough for the western
trough to ease east increasing the modest chances for
thunderstorms during the mid week period...and a return to
seasonable mild temperatures that will last into next weekend.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 1137 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Should remain VFR through the period. Lighter winds than the past
couple of nights. Will likely see a scattered layer of cumulus
from late morning through the afternoon, similar to today.




SHORT TERM...Runnels
LONG TERM...Runnels
AVIATION...Lindenberg is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.