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FXUS63 KSGF 141938

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
238 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 203 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

The cold core low moving across northern Missouri this afternoon
will continue its eastward track through this evening. Wrap around
moisture producing showers in the for of rain, drizzle and snow
was moving across portions of eastern Kansas this afternoon. This
activity will shift east with the low and approach the Ozarks
late this evening and move across portions of the Ozarks during
the overnight hours.

The low will also continue to bring unseasonable cold air into the
area overnight. This will aid in some mix of snow with any
precipitation that occurs during the overnight hours.
Precipitation will be very light and no accumulations are
expected. Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing for
most of the western Ozarks and southeastern Kansas with the
eastern Ozarks seeing temperatures in the lower to middle 30s

A freeze warning remains in effect for tonight for those locations
where temperatures are expected to fall below freezing for
multiple hours. Cloud cover should linger over the region through
tonight which should help keep temperatures from dropping too
far, but will need to watch this overnight.

The low will make slow progression east through the day Sunday
which will make for a cold, blustery day across the are. Surface
winds will remain gusty which will make it feel much colder than
the expected afternoon highs of the upper 30s to lower 40s.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday Night through Saturday)
Issued at 203 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

With he low east of the area, clearing will occur Sunday evening
and through the overnight hours into Monday morning. With
clearing occuring and continuing cold air advection ongoing,
temperatures will again fall below freezing. The expectations are
for morning lows Monday morning to fall into the middle to upper
20s across the entire area. This will facilitate the need for
another freeze warning during the day tomorrow.

As we porkers through next week we will see a slow warning trend
through the middle of the week with highs on Wednesday in the
upper 60 to lower 70s. A dry cold front will move through the area
Wednesday morning and bring a brief cool down, but not near what
we will see this weekend.

For the end of the week temperatures will again get back on the
warming trend with a chance for rain or storms Friday into


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 112 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

CLoud cover will continue to move over the region through this
evening and tonight as a cold system moves across northern
Missouri. Ceilings will bounce between MVFR and low end VFR with
heights from 2500 to 3500 ft AGL. After Midnight ceilings will be
solidly MVFR. Some light flurries or freezing drizzle may occur
as the cold air moves over the area.

Surface winds will remain gusty through Sunday morning.


MO...Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Sunday for MOZ066>068-

KS...Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Sunday for KSZ073-097-101.



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