Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 181736

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1136 AM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 135 AM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

The unseasonably warm weather will continue today despite an
increase in cloud cover. The clouds will be produced by a an upper
level low pressure system that will track across the Ozarks region
today. A deeper moisture plume on the eastern periphery of this
system will produce scattered showers across the eastern Ozarks this

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 135 AM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

Even warmer temperatures are expected Sunday as an upper level
ridge transitions over the region and southerly winds persist.
Expect most locations to climb well into the 70s and near record

An upper level trough and associated Pacific front will approach
from the west Sunday night across the area on Monday. Showers will
gradually increase from the west Sunday and overspread the Ozarks
region Monday. Models continue to depict modest instability which
support isolated thunderstorms. While most areas will see rain, rainfall
amounts will not be particularly heavy with totals of one quarter to three
quarters of an inch expected. The clouds and showers will hold temperatures
down a bit on Monday.

This system will move off to the east on Tuesday as the upper
pattern becomes more zonal. Temperatures will remain well above
normal through the middle of next week.

A more potent upper level trough will track into the central U.S.
late next week. This system will bring increasing winds and a
chance for showers or thunderstorms followed by colder


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1123 AM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

An upper level low was moving across the region today and will
bring periods of MVFR to IFR ceilings to terminals across the
region today. Low cloud cover is expected to fill in across the
region around sunrise Sunday morning with MVFR to IFR ceilings
widespread over the region as a front nears the region.


Issued at 130 AM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

Record Highs/YearFeb 18thFeb 19th
Springfield 74/194871/2004
West Plains 77/198673/1981




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