Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 211959

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
159 PM CST Thu Nov 21 2019

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

A cold front was positioned across southern Missouri this
afternoon, roughly from Branson to Salem (2pm). Readings in the
60s were observed from Branson to West Plains, while low to mid
50s existed north of the front. Further north twoard Pittsburg up
into central Missouri, temps had cooled into the 40s.

Showers and even a few rumbles of thunder occurred today, which
had decreased in areal coverage. Re-development is expected this
evening through the overnight hours for areas along and north of
the front. Locations south of Interstate 44 could see a decent
soaking tonight, with amounts up to an inch and a half possible.
South central Missouri, or areas near West Plains, Eminence, and
Alton could receive the highest amounts of rain tonight. There is
also a limited risk for flooding of low water crossings and low
lying roads in this same area.

Plenty of cloud cover and drizzle will be present on Friday with
temperatures struggling to warm out of the 40s. All precipitation
will exit the region by Friday night, giving way to dry and cool
conditions over the weekend. Sunshine should break out on
Saturday, and persist into Sunday as well. Look for highs in the
50s on Sunday.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Thursday)

Fast zonal flow aloft will be the pattern for Thanksgiving week. A
weak disturbance will approach on Tuesday, bringing a quick shot
of rainfall. We`re not confident that everyone will receive
measurable rain on Tuesday, and areas that do will only receive a
quarter inch of less.

By Thanksgiving Day and beyond, models are indicating a deep long
wave trough to evolve across the western conus, with strong
ridging to the southeast. Southwest flow will pump unseasonably
high amounts of moisture back into the Ozarks, creating warm
temperatures and stormy weather.

We will need to continue to monitor model trends regarding this
storm system, as it`s similar to other cold season events we`ve
had in the past that can create widespread excessive rainfall and


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 1127 AM CST Thu Nov 21 2019

A cold front was moving through southern Missouri and has passed
through KJLN and KSGF and will move through KBBG in the next hour
or so. A band of rain was accompanying the front. IFR conditions
were found ahead of the front and MVFR conditions behind it. This
front will settle just south of the area with moisture then
overriding it tonight producing widespread showers once again. As
this occurs, expect widespread flight conditions in the IFR
category through the night and into Friday morning. Northwest
winds behind the front of 10 to 15 knots, may have some gusts to
20 knots later tonight.




LONG TERM...Cramer
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