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FXUS63 KSGF 230456

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1156 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 146 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

There are no major changes with this latest forecast update. Low
level moisture from the tropical system moving in across the
Ozarks Region. Afternoon radar shows a slight up tick in spotty
showers developing and moving in from the south and southeast.
There will be widely scattered rain chances and maybe a few
lightning strikes south of I-44 through this evening with the
best potential over south central Missouri tonight. The main
tropical system and heavy rainfall threat will stay to our south
and east through tomorrow.

A cold front will move into the area by sunrise Friday morning and
sweep through the area by Friday afternoon. There will be a better
chances for scattered showers and storms along the front from late
Friday morning into early Friday afternoon. No severe weather is
expected at this time.

.LONG TERM...(Friday Night through Thursday)
Issued at 146 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

Skies will clear from north to south Friday evening. Much drier
airmass will filter into the region this weekend with very nice
temperatures along with high pressure. The weather this weekend
will be gorgeous! Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy.
Highs will be in the middle 70s to lower 80s with low humidity.
Overnight lows will be in the lower to middle 50s this weekend.
This nice weather will continue into early next week.

Southerly winds, humidity, and increase in temperatures will
slowly return by next Tuesday and Wednesday. Another storm system
will begin to affect the region with rain chances by the middle of
next week.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1145 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

The remnants of a tropical storm system will continue to move
north across the Lower Mississippi Valley tonight. This will
result in lowering ceilings and some light fog potential across
southern Missouri. MVFR will be likely by late tonight across
much of southern Missouri, with IFR likely around Branson.

A cold front will then drop south into southern Missouri on Friday
bringing increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms. MVFR
and brief IFR conditions can be expected around storms. Winds will
shift to the northwest and increase behind that front.

VFR is expected to return to the region by Friday evening.




SHORT TERM...Griffin
LONG TERM...Griffin
AVIATION...Schaumann is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.