Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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FXUS63 KSGF 030457
AFDSGF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1057 PM CST Tue Mar 2 2021

...Updated 06Z Aviation Discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 226 PM CST Tue Mar 2 2021

At mid afternoon, an upper level system was pushing across Arkansas,
with showers across central Arkansas. Further north across our area,
skies were sunny with temperatures in the 50s.

This system will push off to the east tonight. with clear skies and
light winds expected across the area. Expect overnight lows in the
lower to middle 30s, with some upper 20s possible in the coldest
areas of the eastern Ozarks.

Mid level ridging and a dry airmass will make for another sunny and
mild day Wednesday, with highs in the middle to upper 60s.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Night through Tuesday)
Issued at 226 PM CST Tue Mar 2 2021

Mid level ridging and surface high pressure will dominate the
weather pattern from Wednesday night through Thursday. This will
result in mild and dry conditions for the period, with highs well
into the 60s and lows in the 30s.

By Thursday night an upper level shortwave will translate across
Kansas/Oklahoma. Clouds will be on the increase across the area,
with perhaps some light showers making it into southeast Kansas and
southwest Missouri by 12Z. These lights showers will then spread
across mainly far southern Missouri on Friday. At this point,
moisture looks to be rather meager so not expecting much in the way
of rainfall, generally less than one quarter of of inch. With the
clouds and rainfall will see temperatures held down a bit with highs
in the lower 50s.

This system will pull away Friday night, with upper level ridging
building in for Saturday and Sunday and into early next week making
for a pleasant and dry period with highs in the 50s to low 60s and
lows in the 30s and 40s. The next chance for any precipitation will
come on Tuesday.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1057 PM CST Tue Mar 2 2021

VFR conditions are expected to prevail through the TAF period.
Winds will be light from the south/southwest through the early
morning hours. Expect winds to become predominately southwesterly
with gusts up 20 knots in the early afternoon at KJLN and KSGF.
Overall, clear and sunny skies will continue through the period.

&&

.SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MO...NONE.
KS...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Raberding
LONG TERM...Raberding
AVIATION...Perez



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