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FXUS63 KSGF 260740

240 AM CDT Sun Apr 26 2015

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 236 AM CDT SUN APR 26 2015

Mild and cloudy conditions are occurring this morning across the
region, as post-frontal stratus builds south into the area. Despite
northerly winds, temperatures have remained rather warm, with 2 AM
readings in the mid 50s in most spots. Temperatures will slowly
fall into the upper 40s and low 50s by daybreak.

Cloud cover will be somewhat slow to clear today, though a
combination of dry air advection and daytime mixing should allow the
stratus to scatter out by mid to late afternoon.  Highs today will
be on the cool side of average, with low 60s for most.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 236 AM CDT SUN APR 26 2015

The next storm system of interest is digging across the
Intermountain West this morning, and will close off across eastern
New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle by tonight. This upper low will
then slowly move across the I-40 corridor through Tuesday.  The
Ozarks look to be on the northern fringe of the precipitation with
this system, with light showers and perhaps a thunderstorm or two
possible late Sunday through Tuesday, mainly southwest of a
Pittsberg to Branson line.  Further north an increase in low and
high level cloud cover can be expected, but enough dry air should be
in place in the mid levels to keep any measurable precipitation at
bay. That cloud cover, along with continued east to northeast flow
at the surface, will keep temperatures in the low 60s Monday and

The upper level pattern will then amplify considerably by the middle
of the week, with very deep troughing across the Mid-Atlantic and
New England, as well as across the Northern Rockies.  In between, a
strong upper level ridge will stretch from the Desert Southwest into
the western Great Lakes. At the surface, high pressure should
remain in control across much of the Nation`s midsection through
at least the beginning of next weekend. This should result in dry
and very pleasant conditions through the end of the week.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday Night)
Issued at 1132 PM CDT SAT APR 25 2015

Pilots can expect IFR ceilings to impact area terminals overnight
into Sunday morning. Ceilings will gradually rise Sunday. A steady
northeast wind will shift to the east on Sunday.




LONG TERM...Boxell
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