Sunday, June 29 Overnight Forecast

By Jamie Warriner |

Published 06/29 2014 09:31PM

Updated 06/29 2014 09:57PM

Summer surged back into most of the Ozarks this afternoon.  The exception was near Hwy. 63 where scattered showers and thunderstorms lingered into the afternoon.  Highs this afternoon ranged from the low to mid 80s across the Eastern Ozarks to around 90° west.  Springfield hit 90° today, only the 4th time this year.  The heat will only intensify on Monday before a pleasant batch of air moves in during the second half of the week.

Tonight could get a little stormy to the north.  Storms across Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri will gradually organize into a storm complex.  This activity is expected to move east to southeast across Missouri late tonight.  Areas along and north of Hwy. 54 have the highest chance of seeing some of this activity.  Some of these storms could produce damaging winds.  Further to the south it looks warm and humid, and mostly dry.

A strong cap will be in place for Monday.  This will keep the area quiet and very warm.  The air mass in the area will also be very humid, and this will play a role in producing high heat index values.  All in all, it looks like the hottest day yet this year.  Highs in the low to mid 90s with heat index values approaching 105° are expected.

A pair of fronts will follow Monday's heat.  This will set the stage for episodes of showers and thunderstorms late Monday night into Wednesday morning.  The rain will be followed by a summer treat.  The fronts will clear out the rain and the mugginess, and also usher in cooler temperatures.  Wednesday afternoon through Saturday should be a quiet period with no rain expected.  Temperatures will be unusually cool.  Highs Wednesday through Friday will be around 80° with lows Thursday and Friday mornings in the upper 50s.  The 4th will be almost perfect for outdoor activities, although maybe a little cool for swimming.  Temperatures and humidity levels will slowly increase over the holiday weekend with some rain possible by Sunday.

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