Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 170814

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
314 AM CDT Sat Apr 17 2021

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)

It was a damp night over extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri
Ozarks. Temperatures were in the 40s while areas of light rain
continued to impact the region. Rain will be light in nature, and
only amount to a trace to just a few hundredths of an inch for
the rest of this episode.

For today, skies will remain cloudy and temperatures will be
suppressed in the 50s.

Mostly dry conditions are expected tonight with lows dropping into
the upper 30s and lower 40s. We are not anticipating much frost
tonight with temps being a bit warm for that.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)

Another upper level low pressure system will approach the region
on Sunday, forcing showers across the region. Most locations will
experience light amounts of measurable rain, mostly under a third
of an inch. This rain on Sunday will come to an end by the

Southwest winds at the surface will return briefly Sunday night
into Monday morning. We could experience some sunshine on Monday
helping temperatures warm into the 60s.

By Monday night and Tuesday morning, a trough of low pressure will
force a band of cold rainfall across the area. Chances for rain
are very high with this system for all locations on Tuesday.
Rainfall amounts at this time for Tuesday appear to range from a
tenth of an inch to around one third of an inch.

Cool and mostly dry weather is expected through the mid and late
part of next work week as mean northwest flow persists across
middle America. Some of the medium range solutions finally show a
mean ridge possible by next weekend building across much of the
western and central United States. This could help bring
temperatures back into the 60s and maybe 70s depending on cloud
cover and precipitation.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)
Issued at 1150 PM CDT Fri Apr 16 2021

Light showers continue to track across southern Missouri late this
evening. Ceilings and visibilities have been bouncing around this
evening, but mainly remaining in the lower MVFR to IFR categories.
There will continue to be off and on light showers through the
overnight hours and into Saturday morning. Ceilings will likely
settle back to IFR for the most part at all the terminals, with
visibilities varying.

The upper level system responsible for the Instrument flight
conditions will begin to lift northeast of the area by mid-day
Saturday, with conditions improving from late morning through the
afternoon as ceilings rise back into the MVFR then finally VFR
categories. The bulk of the rain will end towards mid-day, but still
could see some widely scattered showers during the afternoon




LONG TERM...Cramer
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