Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 241114

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
614 AM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...Pleasant Weather Today then Showers on Wednesday...

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 120 AM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

Mild and pleasant spring weather day is in store today as a
shortwave ridge builds into the area in the wake of the existing
upper level trough. High pressure will also build across the
region at the surface providing relatively light winds. Highs will
generally climb into the middle 60s to lower 70s under plenty of

A well pronounced upstream mid level shortwave trough coming out
of the northern Rockies will approach the region late tonight.
This result in an increase in cloud cover along with the chance of
showers by morning across eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 120 AM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

The aforementioned stout shortwave trough will track across the
Ozarks region on Wednesday. Good synoptic scale lift induced
strong upper level divergence will support numerous if not
widespread showers from southeastern Kansas into southern
Missouri. Cannot rule some isolated thunder by any instability
will be weak at best. The clouds and showers will result in a
cooler day.

Another brief break between systems will occur Thursday as our
region remains under the influence of a northwesterly flow aloft.
Another upper level trough and associated front will swing into
the area Thursday night. This system will isolated to scattered
showers with only light rainfall amounts expected.

The upper level pattern will transition as we head into the
weekend with the an upper level ridge building across the central
U.S. and an upper level trough out west. This along with a return
to sustained southerly winds will bring a nice warm spring

A more active weather pattern could unfold next week as the upper
level trough out west transitions eastward but considerable
uncertainty exists at this time in regards to the evolution of
this system.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Wednesday morning)
Issued at 556 AM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

Pilots can expect VFR conditions today through tonight at area
terminals. Northerly winds will continue at the surface as high
pressure builds into the region. Clouds will increase from the
west late tonight with showers and lower ceilings returning




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