Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 010010

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
710 PM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 236 PM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

With clear skies, light winds, and a dry airmass in place, expect
a cool night tonight with lows ranging from the mid 30s over the
east to the mid 40s west. Some typically cool spots over the east
could see lows near freezing.

Wednesday will see increasing high clouds from the SW in the
afternoon and highs in the upper 60s to near 70. Winds will be
breezy over the western CWA with gusts up to 25 mph.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Night through Tuesday)
Issued at 236 PM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

Thursday will see gusty winds across much of the area with gusts
up to 25-30 mph. Skies will be mostly cloudy with highs in the
60s. Could see some light rain showers due to WAA, but dry air in
place will limit the extent and amounts of rain.

A shortwave and associated surface trough moves through the area
Thursday night into Friday night, bringing the best chances of
widespread rain over the next week. Not looking at any flooding
rains at this point, but could see some thunder at times.
Following highs in the 60s on Friday, Saturday will be cooler with
highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

We will then see a warming trend early next week with occasional
chances for showers and thunderstorms. High are forecast to be in
the upper 70s by Tuesday.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 655 PM CDT Tue Mar 31 2020

Skies will be clear with generally light winds through the
remainder of the evening and through the overnight hours. Surface
winds will shift out of the south with some high cloud cover
making its way into the region during the afternoon on Wednesday.




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