The rain will continue to impact areas south of a Nevada to West Plains line through the evening. Most of it will be light, but occasionally heavier showers will occur. The rain is expected to taper off from northwest to southeast by sunrise Thursday. Rain chances won't be over however. It looks like lingering moisture, cooler temperatures aloft, and differences in heating across the area will lead to scattered pop up showers and storms, mainly across Southern Missouri. Temperatures will again be tricky with areas close to Hwy. 54 seeing some sun and highs in the low 80s, while cloudier areas to the south will see highs in the 70s.
Friday will be partly cloudy with an isolated shower threat during the afternoon as a disturbance passes through. Most areas will remain dry, and this will mark the beginning of another long, dry stretch that will continue through Wednesday. This will make for nice weekend conditions. Temperatures will be on the way back up during the afternoon with mid 80s expected. Humidity levels will stay low through the weekend, and this will keep overnight temperatures on the cool side.
A ridge will build in upstairs across the mid section of the country by early next week. This will bring a return of summer like conditions to the area. Afternoon highs will flirt with if not hit 90° Tuesday and Wednesay. Another front is expected to follow though, with rain on Thursday followed by cooler temperatures.
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