Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
239 PM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Monday)
Issued at 220 PM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017

Another warm but slightly less humid day is underway this
afternoon, with 2 PM temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s.
Dewpoints in the 60s have kept heat indices in check, with
readings in the low to at most, mid 90s.

Temperatures tonight should fall into the upper 60s.

Temperatures will warm a few more degrees on Monday as upper level
ridging strengthens across the central US. Highs should be in the
low to mid 90s area-wide.

.LONG TERM...(Monday Night through Sunday)
Issued at 220 PM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017

Hot and dry conditions are currently expected to prevail through
the rest of the week, with highs each day warming into the mid to
upper 90s, with heat indices between 100 and 110 at times. The
most oppressive conditions are currently expected to occur from
mid to late week across Central Missouri, where temperatures will
approach 100 and heat indices 110. An Excessive Heat Watch will be
issued for parts of this area to highlight this risk. For the rest
of the region, Heat Advisories seem probable by Tuesday or
Wednesday.

Lows will also be quite warm through the week, with a few areas
across central Missouri likely struggling to make it below 80 at
times.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Monday afternoon)
Issued at 1145 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017

Intermittent MVFR ceilings over Branson are expected to lift to
VFR levels shortly after 18Z with continued afternoon
mixing. Expect VFR through the rest of the afternoon and into
early evening, especially over Springfield, where water vapor
satellite imagery shows deep dry layer over the region.

Will maintain VFR with light and variable to light north winds
over the rest of the forecast period with surface high moving into
the area.


&&

.SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...NONE.
KS...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Boxell
LONG TERM...Boxell
AVIATION...Terry



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