Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 141948

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
248 PM CDT Mon Aug 14 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)

Weak zonal flow brought cloud cover across the Ozarks today as a
large cluster of precipitation fell over northern Arkansas. Areas
north of the state line remained dry with temperatures reaching
the upper 70s and low 80s.

For late tonight, additional showers and thunderstorms are
expected to develop across eastern Oklahoma. There is a chance
that some of this activity could spread into southern Missouri
prior to sunrise, therefore, we do have some chance pops going
tonight. No severe storms are expected through tonight.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Night through Monday)

Weak southwest flow will persist through the rest of the week as
disturbances ride the flow into the eastern Plains and Missouri.
These disturbances will trigger showers and thunderstorms and
bring them into the area. Therefore nearly all periods from
Tuesday night into the upcoming weekend will have precipitation

We also know that temperatures will experience a warming trend.
Models indicate a strengthening summertime high toward the
weekend. This will boost afternoon temperatures back into the
upper 80s. Heat index readings will reach the upper 90s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)

Other than some residual MVFR ceilings over Springfield and
Branson early this afternoon, mostly fair weather conditions are
expected over the next 24 hours.

MVFR ceilings will shift east of the entire area by mid afternoon,
giving way to breaks in the cloud cover. No precipitation is
expected as this activity will remain suppressed over Arkansas
this afternoon.

Surface winds will be light and variable through tonight.

Safe Travels.




LONG TERM...Cramer
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