The Ozarks experienced a reminder of the summer heat today as high temperature reached into the mid 90s. Additionally a head advisory was in effect as many places saw feels like temperatures between 100-110 degrees. Joplin recorded a staggering heat index of 110!
As we progress into tonight, a weak front will begin to move through the Ozarks creating a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms leading into Saturday morning. Pockets south of I-44 can see as much as 1 inch of rainfall.
Rain may linger into Saturday morning, but Saturday should mostly be dry during the daytime under partly cloudy skies. The boundary from Saturday will stall somewhere in southern Missouri/northern Arkansas and will allow for more scattered rain and thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning as a weak piece of energy will come from the west and interact with this boundary. A cold front later Sunday afternoon will provide additional rain and thunderstorm chances through Monday morning.
After rain in the morning, Monday will become a nice day. Temperatures will be cool behind the front in the low to mid-80s with skies gradually clearing to become mostly sunny late in the day. Monday night is looking like a good night around a fire as temperatures may drop to near 60 degrees. Tuesday will stay nice before warming slightly going into next Wednesday.
Another cold front is lining up for the end of next week and will help keep temperatures mild and provide for another chance at some rain.