I know it's not the answer many of you want to hear, but we are tracking showers and storms in the KOLR 10 Weather Lab this Independence Day.
An upper-level low-pressure center is making a pass at the Ozarks today. For us, that means cloud cover, showers, and thunder in the area for the 4th of July.
Expect lightning and rounds of heavy downpours to impede your BBQ. Make sure you have a place to seek shelter in the case of lightning! As storms continue with this slow moving system tonight and tomorrow, we could see 1-2"+ in the bucket by Wednesday night. Be careful, some localized flooding is possible!
Temperatures will stay on the cool side with clouds and rain, struggling to make 80 degrees today and Wednesday.
Tonight, showers and storms continue in spots during your fireworks. Lows will get into the upper 60's.
More scattered showers and thunder on Wednesday, the rain finally wraps up Wednesday night. Temperatures stay cool in the upper 70's again.
Thursday we'll bring in some dry air behind this system, giving way to sunshine and much warmer, July-like upper 80's...a beautiful summer day!
Friday we start to get a bit unsettled again, we have a chance of storms Friday through Monday. Don't worry, no day looks to be a washout and it shouldn't force you to cancel weekend plans. It's a forecast we'll monitor! Highs stay in the upper 80's under partly cloudy skies through the weekend.