Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 121702

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1102 AM CST Mon Feb 12 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 145 AM CST Mon Feb 12 2018

The center of high pressure was across the northern Midwest this
morning. Clouds have finally cleared our of the entire Missouri
Ozarks Region. Easterly winds will pick up a bit with sunny skies.
Temperatures will be seasonable this afternoon and tonight.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 145 AM CST Mon Feb 12 2018

Southern surface winds return on Tuesday and a broad westerly to
southwesterly flow will set up in the upper levels. Temperatures
will start their climb tomorrow into the 50s followed by middle to
upper 60s by Wednesday. A weak mid level impulse will ride through
the flow late Tuesday night into early Wednesday to bring a few
rain showers and some cloud cover. There could even be a clap of
thunder or two across the eastern Ozarks region.

Another cold front will start sliding down the Plains Region on
Thursday with breezy southwesterly winds over our area. Model
indicate a good amount of cloud cover and rainfall trying to
develop on Thursday. Did not quite as high as guidance on
temperatures but mid to upper 60s look like a good bet. If we get
more clearing, we could reach 70 degrees. The cold front slides
through during Thursday evening and night. As the colder air
rushes in Thursday night into early Friday morning, the rain could
change over to light snow before the precip ends Friday morning.
Right now because of the mild temperatures expected for the middle
of the week, it will be hard for any impacts from the light snow
but will keep an eye on it. Total rainfall and moisture may
average about half an inch to up to one inch.

A quick shot of colder air will move across the area Friday into
early Saturday before temperatures start another rebound upward
for the weekend. The next chance of rain after that maybe be next


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1100 AM CST Mon Feb 12 2018

VFR conditions are expected through the period. Some mid level
moisture will increase from the southwest late tonight into
Tuesday morning. Surface winds will become more southeasterly
through the period.




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