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FXUS63 KSGF 301734 AAA

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO
1234 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

...Updated Aviation Section...

Issued at 1233 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

Band of stratus continues to steadily march southward at about a
10 to 15 mph clip. As a result, clearing is expected from north to
south through the afternoon, with most areas completely clear just
prior to sunset. Temperatures will continue to be dependent on
cloud coverage. Readings have not budged much where stratus
exists, staying mainly in the lower 60s. Where clearing has
occurred, temperatures quickly jump into the upper 60s. Highs have
been modified across southern Missouri to account for slower


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 224 AM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

For the remainder of tonight into this morning, a shortwave will
push into the area from northwest and may see that area of light
showers to our northeast affect eastern portions of the Ozarks
until about mid morning. This should be an area of decreasing
echoes from now through mid morning. Will keep pops on the low
side to account for this.

Behind the shortwave, should see decreasing cloud cover along with
a cooler and drier airmass advocating into the area. Temperatures
today will be below normal and then becoming well below normal by
tonight with lows dipping back into the mid to upper 40s in most

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 224 AM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

The shortwave which will push through the area today will begin to
deepen and close off on Thursday across the southeast U.S. with
some upper level ridging building into the forecast area from the
west. This closed low will linger over the southeast throughout
the weekend into early next week with ridge axis building over our
forecast area, keeping precipitation to our east and west. The
cooler and drier air will linger into the weekend with slowly
moderating temperatures as we head into next week.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday Afternoon)
Issued at 1233 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

Stratus is the primary concern over the next few hours. Ceilings
have been riding the IFR/MVFR threshold, but should continue a
slow rise this afternoon. Stratus will exit JLN/SGF by mid
afternoon, and exit BBG by sunset. From there on, expect VFR and a
northerly wind. Light fog is possible overnight at BBG, especially
if dewpoints are slow to drop.


.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


SHORT TERM...Lindenberg
LONG TERM...Lindenberg
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