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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO
559 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Thursday)
Issued at 0235 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

The cold front moved through the Ozarks last night and Canadian
air was filtering into the region with temperatures this
afternoon in the 60s under the cloud cover to lower 70s where the
sun was shining. Dry northeasterly winds will continue to aid in
cooling things off this evening and through tonight with
temperatures expected to drop into the 40s across the region. It
may not be out of the question to see a few low lying areas dip
into the upper 30s as well.

The area will be under the influence of upper level northwesterly
flow and the Canadian air mass through Thursday. Temperatures will
only climb into the 60s across the Ozarks as a result and will
feel much more fall like.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Issued at 0235 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

The cool and dry fall weather will continue into the weekend with
highs in the 60s and night time lows in the 40s through Sunday.

An upper level ridge will build over the plains and the Ozarks
Sunday night into Tuesday as a fairly strong upper level low moves
across the northwest coast. This upper level storm system will
then begin to move across the Rockies and into the plains by next
Wednesday morning with the potential for thunderstorms to return
to the area during the day as a cold front moves across the plains
and into the Ozarks.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Thursday Evening)
Issued at 0552 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

High pressure will begin to build into the region tonight with
clear skies and VFR conditions expected. The UPS fog forecasting
technique does indicate some potential for at least light fog late
tonight around Branson. However, we are expecting drier air to
move into the region from the north starting this evening. This
should reduce the threat for fog.

VFR conditions will then persist into Thursday with just a few
flat-topped cumulus clouds around. Winds will increase slightly
out of the north with gusts in the 15-18 knot range by afternoon.


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