Warm, dry, & sticky days ahead —
We’re starting out warm! Temperatures are in the middle 60’s at the bus stop this morning, with dew points also in the 60’s it feel sticky too!
High pressure takes control today leaving us with mostly sunny skies. South and west winds will be steady with gusts to 25 mph. That will help push highs into the middle and upper 80’s, some of the warmest temperatures we’ve felt so far this year! I’m forecasting a high in Springfield of 87 degrees, the warmest day so far was 85 degrees back on April 10th.
It will feel muggy too with dew points surging into the lower 60’s.
Tonight skies remain mostly clear with warm temperatures and a muggy feel. Lows only drop into the middle 60’s.
High pressure remains in control tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies again with breezy southwest winds and sticky highs in the upper 80’s.
By Saturday a potent storm and strong associated cold front sets up to our west. Showers/ storms should arrive late in the afternoon/ evening and linger through the overnight.
With a warm, humid air mass in place, and plenty of wind energy with the jet stream (path of storminess) sitting overhead, severe weather looks like. We have a Day 3 Slight Risk for severe weather for most all of the Ozarks. I expect ALL modes of severe weather to be possible: damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes. Please stay weather aware!
Showers exit by Sunday morning with clearing skies in the afternoon. Highs will be closer to average in the middle and upper 70’s.
Monday we do it again – another potent storm and strong cold front sets up to our west. Showers/ storms will move in late, with a severe threat likely by Tuesday.
Stay weather aware as the pattern turns more active!