Rainy & damp today ---
An upper-level low-pressure center is sitting just to our northwest this morning. Clouds are filling into the Ozarks. You'll likely have a dry morning commute today, especially if you live east of Springfield. Showers start to fill in from the west this morning after 7 AM.
Showers become widespread by the midday and afternoon hours. It will be a rainy, damp afternoon as the low tracks right through the Ozarks. The low nudges to the southwest, that's where you'll find thicker clouds, cooler temperatures, and possibly isolated heavy downpours. With a few more breaks in clouds and rain to the east, highs may make it into the lower 60's. Springfield and points west struggle in the upper 50's.
Rainfall totals will generally be 0.25-0.5". Heavier amounts closer to 0.75-1" possible southwest along the storm track.
Scattered showers continue overnight night tonight under cloudy skies. Lows only fall into the upper 40's.
Showers exit by sunrise tomorrow, clouds hang around for the morning commute.
We'll have a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow afternoon with highs in the middle 60's. A weak cold front moves through overnight, but with much less moisture with this system, only isolated showers are expected - most of us stay dry.
Any overnight rain clears by Friday morning. Friday afternoon will be nice! Mostly sunny with mild highs in the upper 60's.
By Saturday a ridge, or shape in the jet stream (steering winds) that influences a warm, dry pattern, starts to take shape. For us, that means sunny skies with warming highs in the middle 70's.
Southwest winds crank even more on Sunday with highs in the upper 70's to near 80 degrees under sunny skies!
We'll continue warming on Monday and Tuesday with sunshine and upper 70's.
The amplified spring-time warmth gives way to a stormier pattern by middle to late next week.