Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 082017

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
217 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 153 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

The coldest airmass of the season so far will move over the
region over the next 24 hour. With clear skies and winds dropping
off overnight, temperatures will fall into the lower teens to
upper single digits across the Ozarks tonight. Despite lighter
winds, win chills will still fall to near zero around sunrise.

The high pressure will allow plenty of sunshine for the region
during the day Friday. This will allow afternoon temperatures to
climb to around the freezing mark.

.LONG TERM...(Friday Night through Thursday)
Issued at 153 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

The cold high pressure will slide east through early Saturday,
however, southerly winds start a warming trend for the weekend
with highs on Saturday in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Surface low pressure will begin to develop and move into the
plains by Sunday as the low moves east across Kansas, moisture
will be drawn towards the region. Initially as precipitation
begins Sunday morning, it will be a mix of rain and snow. As the
day progresses, the precipitation will change to a cold rain.

The system will move through the area Sunday night into Monday
morning and may mix will or change over to snow before ending
quickly as the system moves out of the area.

Another round of arctic air will dive through the plains and into
the region by the middle of next week. The overall progressiveupper
level pattern will usher in storm systems about every 2 or 3 days
through the end of next week and potentially beyond. Models are
indicating another fairly significant system for the region by the
end of next week, but that is well into the future and will have
to continue to monitor later model runs for the latest


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 1054 AM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

Cold and very dry air mass in place across the area and will bring
VFR conditions to the region through the period. Breezy daytime
surface winds will become light after sunset.




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