Showers and thunderstorms have paid the Ozarks a nice visit, but they’ll be on the way out by Saturday morning with sun and heat following.  The break from the rain will be short lived.

For tonight, we’ll find patchy clouds and spotty showers and thunderstorms.

The upper level storm responsible for rain chances tonight will be on the way out by Saturday morning.  This will open the door to sunnier and hotter weather Saturday with most areas remaining dry.

A front will approach the area by Sunday, and showers and thunderstorms could pay us an early visit Sunday morning.  A chance for showers and thunderstorms will continue through the afternoon hours.

The front will edge south through the area by Monday morning with a chance for showers and thunderstorms lingering into the morning hours before shifting south.

Tuesday looks mainly dry and seasonable with afternoon highs close to 90°.

A shift in the upper level pattern will allow a series of disturbances to move through in the northwest flow Wednesday into Thursday.  A front will accompany the unsettled pattern Thursday morning.  Showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the period.

Temperatures will trend lower by Thursday and Friday, possibly to the lowest levels since the first week of the month.  Drier weather may slip in by Friday as well.