Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 301935

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO
235 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Thursday)
Issued at 0235 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

The cold front moved through the Ozarks last night and Canadian
air was filtering into the region with temperatures this
afternoon in the 60s under the cloud cover to lower 70s where the
sun was shining. Dry northeasterly winds will continue to aid in
cooling things off this evening and through tonight with
temperatures expected to drop into the 40s across the region. It
may not be out of the question to see a few low lying areas dip
into the upper 30s as well.

The area will be under the influence of upper level northwesterly
flow and the Canadian air mass through Thursday. Temperatures will
only climb into the 60s across the Ozarks as a result and will
feel much more fall like.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Night through Wednesday)
Issued at 0235 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

The cool and dry fall weather will continue into the weekend with
highs in the 60s and night time lows in the 40s through Sunday.

An upper level ridge will build over the plains and the Ozarks
Sunday night into Tuesday as a fairly strong upper level moves
across the northwest coast. This upper level storm system will
then begin to move across the Rockies and into the plains by next
Wednesday morning with the potential for thunderstorms to return
to the area during the day as a cold front moves across the plains
and into the Ozarks.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday Afternoon)
Issued at 1233 PM CDT WED SEP 30 2015

Stratus is the primary concern over the next few hours. Ceilings
have been riding the IFR/MVFR threshold, but should continue a
slow rise this afternoon. Stratus will exit JLN/SGF by mid
afternoon, and exit BBG by sunset. From there on, expect VFR and a
northerly wind. Light fog is possible overnight at BBG, especially
if dewpoints are slow to drop.


.SGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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