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FXUS63 KSGF 010526

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO
1226 AM CDT THU OCT 1 2015

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Thursday)
Issued at 0235 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

The cold front moved through the Ozarks last night and Canadian
air was filtering into the region with temperatures this
afternoon in the 60s under the cloud cover to lower 70s where the
sun was shining. Dry northeasterly winds will continue to aid in
cooling things off this evening and through tonight with
temperatures expected to drop into the 40s across the region. It
may not be out of the question to see a few low lying areas dip
into the upper 30s as well.

The area will be under the influence of upper level northwesterly
flow and the Canadian air mass through Thursday. Temperatures will
only climb into the 60s across the Ozarks as a result and will
feel much more fall like.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Issued at 0235 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

The cool and dry fall weather will continue into the weekend with
highs in the 60s and night time lows in the 40s through Sunday.

An upper level ridge will build over the plains and the Ozarks
Sunday night into Tuesday as a fairly strong upper level low moves
across the northwest coast. This upper level storm system will
then begin to move across the Rockies and into the plains by next
Wednesday morning with the potential for thunderstorms to return
to the area during the day as a cold front moves across the plains
and into the Ozarks.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday Night)
Issued at 1153 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

VFR conditions are expected to persist through Thursday evening as
a cooler and drier air mass filters into southern Missouri. Some
light fog will briefly be possible between about 06 and 08Z across
far southern Missouri, but the incoming drier air is expected to
quickly end this threat. We considered inserting a brief MVFR
mention around Branson, but confidence is too low given the quick
arrival of drier air.

A few mid-level and also flat-topped cumulus clouds are then
expected for Thursday with winds increasing out of the north to
northeast. Late morning and afternoon gusts up to 18 knots will be


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