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FXUS63 KSGF 152037

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
237 PM CST Wed Nov 15 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)

Some much needed sunshine broke out across extreme southeast
Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks this afternoon. Temperatures
responded by warming into the 60s, while north to northwest
breezes persisted. Canadian high pressure was building in from the
northwest, which will keep the weather quiet through at least

South winds return on Thursday as high pressure advances off to
the east within the fast zonal flow aloft. Highs Thursday will
range from the middle 50s to the middle 60s, with the warmer
readings in far southwest Missouri.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)

Gulf moisture will overspread southern Missouri late Thursday
night. Despite much QPF in model data, this type of set up
usually leads to some isolated and scattered showers. Most
locations Thursday night will remain dry, but don`t be surprised
to see some showers break out.

Strong warm air advection will be in place on Friday boosting
temperatures into the upper 60s and lower 70s. A cold front will
then approach the region Friday night, potentially triggering a
few thunderstorms.

None of the models develop enough instability for organized
thunderstorms on Friday night. However, with dew points in the
lower 60s, model trends on Friday night`s instability level bears
watching. Therefore, at this time we`ll keep severe thunderstorms
out of the HWO.

This front will shift east of the Ozarks early Saturday morning
bringing in a cooler airmass for the rest of the weekend.
Temperatures will drop into the lower 30s early Sunday morning,
with Sunday`s highs only reaching the mid to upper 40s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon)

Pilots flying in and out of the southwest Missouri airports can
expect VFR conditions through most of tonight and into tomorrow.

Branson and Springfield will hold on to lower ceilings for an hour
or two this afternoon, prior to clearing out completely.

Look for north northwest breezes to persist as high pressure
builds in from the northwest.

Safe Travels.




LONG TERM...Cramer
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