Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 211729

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018


.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 227 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

There are no changes in the forecast with this update. A slow
moving upper level low pressure system will continue to move
across the souther Plains and eventually across the Deep South
Region. Rain showers will gradually spread from west to east later
today into this evening with rain likely for most locations by
tonight through Sunday. Average total rainfall amounts will be
less across central Missouri and more across across far southern
Missouri where up to an inch or a little more than an inch is
likely. At this time, we don`t expect any hydro issues.
Temperatures will be seasonably cool this weekend with the added
cloud cover and rainfall.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 227 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

Rain likely ongoing for much of southern Missouri during the day
on Sunday with a gradual shift to scattered showers by late in
the day. The system finally moves out of the region by early on
Monday. Another cold front heads our way by Tuesday night into
earl Wednesday with a change for a few showers. Temperatures will
be seasonably mild to just slightly below average for most of next


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1226 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

VFR ceilings will be common for the first 6 hours of the TAF
period. Ceilings will then lower in the evening hours as a shield
of light rain moves into the area. JLN will be impacted first
then SGF and BBG later in the evening. Initially MVFR ceilings
will be common with the first few hours of rainfall then ceilings
will drop to IFR by Sunday morning. Rain will last through the
Overnight and likely all of Sunday. Winds will gradually switch
from the east southeast to northeast by Sunday morning. Can not
rule out some 3SM-5SM vis with the rainfall Overnight into Sunday




SHORT TERM...Griffin
LONG TERM...Griffin
AVIATION...Burchfield is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.