Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 211148

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
648 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 235 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Improving weather conditions will unfold today as a storm system
tracks from the Ohio River Valley toward the Mid-Atlantic states.
Lingering clouds mainly across the eastern Ozarks within the deep
cyclonic flow on the backside of this system will gradually clear
out today. Otherwise surface high pressure will build into the
region resulting in a light wind. Temperatures will remain on the
cool side but a bit milder than Tuesday.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 235 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

A more substantial warming trend will begin Thursday and continue
into Friday as southerly winds return and increase and upper level
ridge expands eastward.

A warm front will take shape across central and eastern Missouri
Friday as surface low pressure tracks from central Plains. Warm
air and moisture advection interacting with this frontal boundary
will support shower and scattered thunderstorm development later
Friday and Friday night especially across the eastern Ozarks.

This system will pass to the east on Saturday bringing a front
across region which will stall just to our south. Meanwhile an
upper level trough will slowly transition eastward from the
Rockies into the central U.S. through early next week. This system
including a series of shortwave troughs will interact with the
frontal boundary to produce a few rounds of showers and
thunderstorms. Will have to the monitor for the potential of
heavy rainfall early next week.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning)
Issued at 620 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Surface high pressure will build into the region today providing
improving flight conditions at area terminals. Lingering stratus
generally east of the terminal sites will dissipate during the
day. However there could be a period or two of MVFR ceilings this
morning at the Branson and Springfield terminals. Surface winds
will be light.





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