Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 261151

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
651 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

...Update to Aviation for 12Z TAFs...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)

It was a calm and quiet night over extreme southeast Kansas and
the Missouri Ozarks. Rain was ending, while temperatures were
steady in the upper 40s and lower 50s.

For today, look for a mix of sun and clouds with a highs in the
middle 60s. Light northwest breezes are expected through most of
the day.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)

Upper northwest flow will continue into the weekend, bringing mild
temperatures and dry conditions. By Saturday and Sunday
afternoons, many areas will experience afternoon highs in the 70s.
Looks like a great weekend for outdoor activities.

Upper level ridging is expected late Sunday into early next work
week. Perhaps Monday afternoon is looking like the warmest period
within the seven day forecast with highs approaching the upper 70s
to near 80.

Upper level troughing to the west will pop deep southwest flow
across the nations mid section for several days. Ample moisture
return will set the stage for some heavy rain and thunderstorm
chances. There is a signal for organized thunderstorms in the
middle and latter part of next work week. Will also have to
monitor the risk for flooding, given the overall large scale


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday morning)
Issued at 650 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

A Low level stratus deck and fog are currently over the area this
morning. IFR and possibly LIFR conditions can be expected early
in the TAF period. Ceilings and Visibilities will gradually
improve with VFR conditions expected by the afternoon. Winds will
be out of the north to northwest today, becoming late and variable
this evening and overnight.




LONG TERM...Cramer
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