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FXUS63 KSGF 010731

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

Issued at 0231 AM CDT THU OCT 01 2015

High pressure has built into the region with a cooler and drier
air mass. Temperatures early this morning were in the upper 40s to
mid 50s and dewpoints were in the low to mid 40s under a clear

Temperatures will be the main focus through most of the period as
we remain in between systems through much of the 7 day forecast.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 0231 AM CDT THU OCT 01 2015

Below normal temperatures are expected today despite plenty of
early Autumn sunshine as high pressure to our north brings in a
cooler and drier airmass. Highs today will range from the mid 60s
to around 70, with lows tonight in the low to mid 40s. (normals
for this time of year are in the mid 70s and low to mid 50s for

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 0231 AM CDT THU OCT 01 2015

In fact, the below normal temperatures are expected to continue
through the weekend, with similar temperatures through Sunday
night. By Monday, will start to see more of an upper ridge
influence over the area which should bring about a warming trend
beginning next week.

An upper level system will develop to our west/southwest and
eventually slide our way by the middle of next week and will bring
our next chance of precipitation.


.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


.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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