Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 122001

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
201 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

...Dry Conditions and Fluctuating Temperatures Continue...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 145 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

The series of dry frontal passages and fluctuating temperatures
will continue. Surface high pressure will build into the region
tonight then slide to the southeast Wednesday as the next dry cold
front moves across the region. Mild temperatures, increasing wind
and low relative humidity values will again result in elevated
fire weather conditions Wednesday. At this time it appears we will
remain below Red Flag thresholds but will be something to monitor

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Night through Tuesday)
Issued at 145 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

Temperatures will cool back down Wednesday night and Thursday in
the wake of the passing cold front. Highs Thursday will generally
be around 40 degrees. A warming trend will return as we head into
Saturday as southerly surface winds return. We will continue to
closely monitor fire weather conditions as the fire weather risk
will range from limited to elevated on a daily basis.

Medium range models suggest a more pronounced upper level trough
will drop southeastward this weekend allowing for surface
cyclogenesis over the Lower Mississippi River valley and some
moisture return. Details are uncertain at this time but it appears
there will be at least a chance of precipitation across southern
Missouri into the eastern Ozarks Saturday night and Sunday. Some
wintry mix cannot be ruled out but forecast confidence on the
evolution of this system is very low at this time.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1119 AM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

Pilots can expect VFR conditions at area terminals through
tonight. Surface winds will shift to the southwest tonight ahead
of the next cold front.




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