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Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Springfield MO
627 PM CDT Mon Sep 22 2014

..updated aviation section...

Short term...(this evening through tuesday)
issued at 245 PM CDT Monday Sep 22 2014

Surface high pressure is currently over the region and will slowly
slide off to the east tonight and Tuesday. A cool and dry airmass
is over the area which will allow temperatures to generally drop
into the upper 40s to lower 50s tonight. Mostly sunny skies will
occur again on Tuesday, as southeasterly winds develop as the high
pushes off to the east. Highs will be in the lower to middle 70s
Tuesday afternoon.

Long term...(tuesday night through monday)
issued at 245 PM CDT Monday Sep 22 2014

A gradually warming trend will occur Wednesday into the end of the
week with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s expected each
afternoon from Friday through the weekend.

An upper level shortwave trough will push east across
the northern plains Tuesday into Wednesday and then will weaken as
it pushes off to the east on Thursday. Showers and storms will be possible
across the plains as this system pushes east Tuesday and Wednesday
night . This rain is not expected to move into the area as a dry
air mass will be in place and the upper level support will remain
west and north of the area.

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Aviation...(for the 00z tafs through 00z Tuesday evening)
issued at 627 PM CDT Monday Sep 22 2014

VFR conditions are expected for the next 24 hours and beyond as
high pressure remains in control of our weather regime. Expected
scattered cirrus clouds and a wind shift to a southeasterly
direction.

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Sgf watches/warnings/advisories...
MO...none.
Kansas...none.
&&

$$

Short term...wise
long term...wise
aviation...gagan

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