Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KSGF 201715

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1215 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018


.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 218 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

After a cool start this morning, we will see milder temperatures
this afternoon with most areas reaching at least the lower 60s.
Southerly winds will return today between 10 and 15 mph. Clouds
will be on the later in the day and tonight. We are watching a
slow moving storm system over the Four Corners region which will
impact our weather this weekend but we will remain dry today and

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 218 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

An upper level low pressure system will be moving out into the
Central Plains region on Saturday. We should see a shield of
showers just on our door step to our west by Saturday morning
slowly advancing in our direction. Showers will start impacting
the western areas by midday or afternoon as well as slowly
advancing eastward. Rain will become likely area wide for Saturday
night into Sunday. Average rainfall totals will be between half an
inch to one inch. The storm system finally exits the region early
on Monday.

Monday and Tuesday look like fairly nice days with seasonably mild
temperatures along with a mixture of sun and clouds. A weak cool
front will move through Tuesday night or Wednesday and bring a
chance for a few showers. Seasonable weather will continue through
end of next week with no hazardous or significant weather
expected over the next 7 days.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1213 PM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

VFR conditions expected at the TAF sites today with passing
cirrus. Winds will remain out of the east southeast with a few
gusts this afternoon. Low level wind shear is possible tonight but
not really confident and did not include at this time. Rain
chances look to hang on until near the end of the TAF period.




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.