For tonight, isolated storms will give way to mostly clear conditions by late evening. Temperatures will slowly cool into the upper 60s. Wednesday will be another hot one with highs in the low to mid 90s. Isolated storms will try to develop again during the afternoon, mainly near Hwy. 63.
Thursday will mark the beginning of a wetter period of weather with several ingredients coming together. A front will continue to linger in the area. Disturbances will help trigger showers and thunderstorms with the greatest coverage late at night into the morning with some redevelopment during the heat of the afternoon. The atmosphere will also be charging up with moisture, making heavy rain more likely. Episodes of showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday through the weekend. The heaviest rain will tend to be northeast of Springfield with totals generally between 2 and 3" with lighter amounts further southwest where amounts will be less than 1". This is good news for areas like Rolla where only a third of the typical rainfall has fallen since the start of summer.
A front may slide south of the area Monday into Tuesday, and this would bring dry conditions back to the area by Tuesday.
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