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FXUS63 KSGF 041759

1259 PM CDT FRI SEP 4 2015


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 0303 AM CDT FRI SEP 04 2015

Upper level ridging and high pressure remain in control of the
region`s weather and will continue through tonight. Clear skies,
light winds and temperatures on the warm side of average for this
time of year will once again impact the area today.

Afternoon highs will climb to around the 90 degree mark for most
of the Ozarks and southeastern Kansas after morning lows only
falling into the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Humidity values across the area will be similar to the past few

The air mass will remain in place for tonight with temperatures
again only falling into the upper 60s to lower 70s.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 0303 AM CDT FRI SEP 04 2015

THe holiday weekend looks to be a continuation of this week`s
weather with generally dry conditions. Temperatures will be around
90 degrees for Saturday and Sunday, with morning lows around 70,
as the upper level ridge remains over the area.

An upper level trough will be in the process of breaking the ridge
down during Sunday however. Models are in relatively good
agreement with brining a more active weather pattern to the
region for much of next week. A cold front is expected to move
into the Ozarks by Monday morning and linger over the area through
Thursday as the upper level pattern flattens across the plains and
Mississippi valley.

This will bring chances for showers and thunderstorms to the area
for several days next week with temperatures on a downward trend
through the week as well.

The cold front will finally push south of the region late Thursday
into Friday as Canadian high pressure moves in behind it. This
will bring a cooler and drier airmass to the area for the end of
the week and into next weekend.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday Afternoon)

Pilots flying in and out of the southwest Missouri airports can
expect VFR conditions over the next 24 hours.

You may want to check a radar this afternoon, as isolated showers
and thunderstorms will develop over southern Missouri. Coverage
will be extremely limited, and nearly all locations will remain

Winds will persist from the south through tonight, with more light
and variable action on top of the mountain at the Branson airport.

Safe Travels.




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