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FXUS63 KSGF 200849

349 AM CDT Mon Apr 20 2015

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 322 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

Despite skies that will clear behind the departing rain from last
night, cool temperatures are expected across the Ozarks for
today. Highs this afternoon will only climb into the lower to
middle 60s.

An upper level low will move over the Great Lakes region and
settle there for the next few days. This will bring northwesterly
surface winds to the area for today. Surface winds will be
rather breezy today, as surface high pressure moves along the Gulf

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 322 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

Upper level northwesterly flow, thanks to the slow moving upper
low over the Great Lakes, will dominate the weather pattern for
much of this week. This more fall/winter like pattern will bring
a bit cooler weather to the Ozarks for the coming week.
Temperatures throughout the week will likely not climb out of
the 60s during the day and fall into the upper 40s to lower 50s at

In addition to the cooler temperatures, several rounds of energy
will move through the northwesterly flow and bring the chance for
showers and isolated storms nearly every day through the week and
into the start of the coming weekend.

The overall best chance for rain appears to come Friday into
Saturday as an upper level trough moves across the plains and
drags a surface low through the region.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday Night)
Issued at 1208 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

MVFR ceilings will slowly clear out of the area overnight as high
pressure begins to build into the region. Brisk and gusty
northwest winds will diminish late tonight, but will increase
again by mid-morning on Monday. Gusts over 25 knots are expected
for much of Monday.




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