Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 080918

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
318 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Saturday Night)
Issued at 315 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

A cold air mass is over the area early this morning, as
temperatures are currently in the teens. Southwesterly winds will
occur today which will help highs warm to around the 40 degree
mark this afternoon.

An upper trough and cold front will dive south through the region
tonight into Saturday. Clouds will increase with the passage of
the front and trough. Moisture will be limited so not expecting
any precipitation to occur across the area with this system.

A colder air mass will slide back into the area Saturday/Saturday
night, but will not be as cold as the current air mass is. Highs
on Saturday will be in the middle 30s to the lower 40s as lows
drop into the upper teens to the middle 20s Saturday night.

The dry conditions across the region will lead to elevated fire
weather conditions occurring across portions of the area during
the afternoon hours today and again Saturday afternoon.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 315 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

Southerly winds will return Sunday into Monday allowing highs to
warm back into the 50s both afternoon.

An upper level ridge will be over the western U.S. through the
weekend and much of next week. This will result in the region
being in an upper level northwest flow pattern. A few upper level
troughs will push through the northwest flow next week, Monday
night into Tuesday and again later in the week. The air mass will
remain on the dry side, limiting any precipitation chances with
the passages of these systems.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1115 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

The airmass in place over the Ozarks region will continue to bring
quiet weather to the region. This will allow for VFR flight
conditions across the region though Friday evening.




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