It was another beautiful day here in the Ozarks with temperatures in the mid 80s, but unforuntely these days of cool weather is coming to a close. Saturaday a large heat dome will settle into our area.

Saturday will be above the August average by jumping to the mid-90s with breezy conditions from the south at 10 to 15 mph. Heat Index values for Springfield I skyrocket to over 100 degrees for the late afternoon.

The weekend is only going to get hotter from here. Sunday is our best chance this week of breaking the triple digit milestone. And well, the intense heat is going to stick around for awhile. The Heat Dome isn’t going to release its grasp on our area through next week (7+ days). An excessive heat warning is in effect for Saturday through Wednesday of next week. Heat indices during this time may reach 105-110 on certain days.

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