Scientific Forecaster Discussion
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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
300 am CDT Fri Jul 28 2017
Short term...(today and tonight)
A few showers and thunderstorms impacted portions of southeast
Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks overnight. Excessive rain fell over
Cherokee County, with up to five inches observed east of Columbus.
This activity had shifted into northern Arkansas, leaving most of
southern Missouri dry this morning. Overnight lows fell into the
A cold front will press southward into Arkansas today, ending the
chances for rain in the Ozarks. Look for cooler temperatures today
with highs only making it into the middle 80s.
For tonight, cooler weather is expected with lows falling into the
middle 60s. Some lower 60s will be possible in sheltered areas
nested deep within the Ozark terrain.
Long term...(saturday through thursday)
Through the weekend and well into next work week, the summertime
high will become centered over the Great Basin, bringing dry and
cool northwest flow into the Ozarks. A Great Lakes airmass will
allow afternoon high temperatures to be capped in the 80s, with
overnight lows generally in the 60s on a nightly basis. Overall
the weather is looking very nice over the next several days.
The next chances for rain will occur late next week, although the
signal in the model data doesn't look widespread in nature, and
several areas may not experience rain again until the first week
Aviation...(for the 06z tafs through 06z Friday night)
issued at 1130 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017
Pilots can expect variable flight conditions at area terminals
tonight into Friday morning as a front drops south of the area.
Scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm will affect the
terminal vicinities. Low clouds and patchy fog are expected to
form overnight resulting in areas of MVFR if not IFR conditions.
Flight conditions will improve later Friday morning into Friday