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FXUS63 KSGF 172336

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
636 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...Aviation Update...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 233 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

A warm front continues to lift north across the region this
afternoon. Temperatures south of the front have spiked into the
upper 70s and lower 80s across southwestern Missouri while areas
of central Missouri were still in the lower to middle 60s.

Heading into tonight, that warm front will lift into the I-70
corridor. Brisk and somewhat gusty southerly winds will persist
and keep overnight lows in the 50s. The coolest temperatures will
actually be across extreme southeastern Kansas and western
Missouri as a dry cold front enters this region late tonight.

Brisk and gusty west to northwest winds will then develop on
Wednesday as that cold front quickly pushes east across the
Ozarks. Temperatures will be quite a bit cooler as cold air
advection kicks in along with the presence of cloud cover. Highs
should range from the upper 50s across central Missouri to the
lower and middle 60s across southern Missouri.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Night through Tuesday)
Issued at 233 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

The main concern early in the period will be frost potential.
Conditions look favorable for frost both Wednesday night and
Thursday night as winds become light and temperatures drop into
the lower and middle 30s.

Dry weather will continue through Friday before the next storm
system begins to approach the region for the weekend. Global
models continue to depict a closed upper level low tracking
through the Arklatex with a shield of rain impacting at least
southern Missouri. There is no polar airmass available to this
system, thus no frozen precipitation potential.

Quiet weather should then return to the region early next week.
Temperatures from this weekend into early next week are expected
to be slightly below normal.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 635 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

Breezy but VFR conditions to continue through Wednesday. Pilots
should be alert for LLWS which may top 60 knots overnight as winds
pick up ahead of an approaching cold front.




SHORT TERM...Schaumann
LONG TERM...Schaumann
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