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Cool and Unsettled in the North Tier; Winter Storm in Alaska

Accumulating wet snow is expected for the next couple of days across the far Northern Plains. High winds, snow, and blowing snow from a late season storm will continue to impact Alaska into Monday. Critical fire weather conditions will return to the Southwest on Tuesday. Read More >

FXUS63 KSGF 120438

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1138 PM CDT Sun Apr 11 2021


.SHORT TERM...(Tonight and Monday)
Issued at 257 PM CDT Sun Apr 11 2021

Pleasant day noted across the Ozarks as temperatures have climbed
into the 70s with abundant sunshine. Humidities have dropped into
the 30s over the eastern Ozarks bringing about a short term
concern over the spread of wild fire as a few gusts to over 20 mph
are noted. Threat will end with the arrival of sunset.

A cold front is poised to pass through the region this evening.
While no rain is expected, it will usher in a cooler air mass with
high temperatures on Monday returning closer to seasonable
readings in the 60s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 257 PM CDT Sun Apr 11 2021

No significant impacts expected in the long term.

A chance for light rain has been added for the southern portion of
the CWA Monday night ahead of a weak shortwave passing through the
Southern Plains.

Otherwise cool northerly low level flow will interact with
periodic disturbances that will descend down the amplified
western ridge and weaken as they cross the Plains leading to a few
bouts of light rain. Models continue to have differences in timing
these systems though the best chance at this point looks to be
Thursday night into Friday.

Temperatures under this regime will be slightly below normal for
mid April with highs around 60 and lows ranging from the upper
30s to mid 40s.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night)

Pilots flying in and out of the southwest Missouri airports can
expect fair weather VFR conditions over the next 24 hours.

Light breezes from the northwest will persist through the night
and into tomorrow. Some locations may receive a shift to the north
or northeast at some point.

Otherwise no low cloud cover or obstructions to visibility are
expected at this time.

Safe Travels.




SHORT TERM...Runnels
LONG TERM...Runnels