Wednesday, August 6 Evening Forecast

By Jamie Warriner |

Published 08/06 2014 05:36PM

Updated 08/06 2014 10:13PM

Today marks the end of our latest hot, dry stretch.  Our weather pattern is about to get stormier as several different ingredients begin to come together.  A stalled front will be joined by a series of upper level disturbances as well as a stronger low level jet.  This will lead to episodes of showers and thunderstorms, especially during the overnight to morning time frame.

The first round will move in later tonight after a mainly quiet evening.  A line of rain and thunderstorms will move in around or after midnight, slowly spreading east through sunrise.  This area of rain and thunderstorms will gradually push east through the Eastern Ozarks by noon with some redevelopment possible during the afternoon.  Temperatures should be a little cooler, especially east of Hwy. 65 where highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

The pattern through the weekend looks similar with Friday looking like the drier, hotter day of the period.  Still, widely scattered afternoon storms look possible on Friday with highs back up around 90.  Scattered storms look possible into Monday morning, but the front may push far enough south by Monday afternoon for rain chances to come to an end.  Rainfall totals through the period will be between 1 and 3", but some locations will likely see more.  Flooding potential looks limited given how dry much of the area has been as of late.

Tuesday and Wednesday look warm and mainly dry.  Another front, accompanied by rain, will likely move through around the end of next week.

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