Severe weather loomed large in the forecast today, but most of the Ozarks got through with only some rain and thunder. One spot that did get some nasty weather was from Blue Eye, MO, northeast across Branson, Hollister and Kirbyville. Some of the largest hail was in the Kirbyville area where hail up to baseball size was reported.
The severe threat has now ended, but some rain lingers south of the state line. It will continue to taper off from northwest to southeast. The rest of the night will remain quiet with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures slipping into the upper 50s. Some patchy fog could develop, especially in areas where skies clear a bit and rain fell earlier today. A cold front will slip through before sunrise ushering in less humidity and clearing skies.
Thursday looks beautiful. Sun and clouds and highs in the mid-70s will make for ideal outdoor weather. We’re looking at another nice one Friday with cool morning lows in the mid to upper 50s warming to near 80° during the afternoon.
Rain chances return over the weekend, but they’re looking pretty spotty. A frontal boundary nearby combined with a return of humidity will lead to a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms over the weekend, but it will not be a washout. Temperatures will be a little warmer too.
Rain chances may build a bit Monday through Wednesday. After a very active month of severe weather, it looks like storm chances this weekend into next week will be more typical for early summer. Isolated severe storms will be possible but the threat will remain limited and not nearly as intense as past weeks.