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FXUS63 KSGF 242320

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
520 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 220 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

In the wake of the cold front that passed through the region this
morning, breezy winds were bringing cooler temperatures into the
Ozarks. In contrast to the very warm temperatures the region has
seen over the past week or so, more normal temperatures were
occurring across the area today with highs in the 40s and 50s this
afternoon. The sun has been able to make an appearance this
afternoon as well, though cloud cover will begin to filter into
the region as the day progresses with cloudy skies expected late
today and overnight.

Temperatures overnight will be cooler than the past week as well
with overnight lows dropping into the middle 20s under cloudy

The cloud cover overnight will lift northeast by mid morning and
allow for sunny skies tomorrow. Despite the sun, the cold Canadian
airmass that will slide over the area will keep temperatures more
seasonable with highs in the lower 40s.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 220 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

The surface high will slide well east of the region overnight
Saturday with southerly winds returning on the western periphery
of the high. Models have been fairly consistent with developing an
area of light to very light precipitation across areas north of
interstate 44 after sunrise on Sunday. If this precipitation does
materialize, temperatures, at least initially may allow for some
snow to mix in with rain. Regardless, any amounts will be rather
light with a trace to a few hundredths possible of liquid.

Nearly zonal to southwesterly flow aloft will bring another
system across the region Monday night into early Tuesday but no
additional chances for precipitation through the end of next week
once the upper flow transitions to northwesterly by Wednesday.

Temperatures Tuesday will again climb into the 60s to near 70 but
will be short lived as another cool high pressure moves across the
plains and over the Ozarks for Wednesday. A reinforcing shot of
Canadian air will slide over the region to end the work week next
week, keeping temperatures seasonable.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday evening)
Issued at 518 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

Cloud bank just pushing into SGF as of 23z and has gone BKN
ceiling. Cloud cover expected to continue in VFR to possibly MVFR
through most of the night before clearing. Wind will remain out of
northwest through the period with gustiness likely continuing
until around 09-11z.




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