Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 211732

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1232 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 220 AM CDT Mon May 21 2018

Scattered showers continue across the eastern 1/3 of the area.
Most of the lightning is gone and expect the showers to continue
moving east as a front moves through this morning. Residual
flooding along creeks and rivers will continue in areas that
received heavy rainfall over the weekend.

Some clearing was occuring across eastern kansas into western
missouri. Will be monitoring fog development given light winds and
near saturated surface conditions. Localized dense fog is possible
for the Monday morning commute, especially along and west of US
Highway 65.

A quieter day is expected for the rest of Monday with just an
isolated shower or storm possible across south central missouri.
Most places will stay dry with highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 220 AM CDT Mon May 21 2018

Tuesday also looks quiet with weak high pressure over head and a
mid level ridge over the area. Temps will be slightly warmer, in
the low to mid 80s.

Shortwave energy approaches from the west on Wednesday and could
trigger some scattered showers and storms by Wednesday evening.
Weak shortwaves also move through both Thursday and Friday as a
mid level ridge attempts to strengthen across the Rockies and
waves come down from the west-northwest. Shower and storm chances
will occur late week into the weekend with this type of pattern.
High temps will remain mild, in the middle 80s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1225 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

Areas of scattered to broken cloud cover with some areas of MVFR
ceilings were occurring across the Missouri Ozarks this afternoon.
THe cloud cover will improve through the afternoon and evening
hours with VFR flight conditions across the region. Areas that
received rain over the weekend will likely see fog reducing
visibilities to MVFR will develop across the region early Tuesday
morning and linger through sunrise. The fog will burn off quickly
however with clearing for the remainder of tomorrow morning into
the afternoon.




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