Morning rain showers are thinning as we go into the early afternoon, however, additional storms are possible this afternoon and evening mainly east of Highway 65 in south-central Missouri/northern Arkansas as well as in central Missouri. Hazards this afternoon will include flooding potential, 60 mph wind gusts and occasionally quarter-sized hail.

Meanwhile, a heat advisory and excessive heat warning are in effect over southern and southwest Missouri into northern Arkansas from 1PM to 10PM today. Temperatures in these areas will reach the upper 90s with heat indices hovering between 105 and 110 degrees. Another round of rain and storms will come out of Kansas after midnight tonight and linger into Saturday morning before clearing out around midday at the latest. The best location for rain tonight will be north of Highway 60. These too may pose a risk for a couple strong to severe storms.

Temperatures Saturday will remain warm in the south with mild conditions continuing in central Missouri. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are expected Saturday through late Sunday. Below is a map showing potential rainfall amounts over the next 5 days. This map will change a lot between now and Tuesday, but the idea is to show that we are expecting some rain across the Ozarks at times this weekend.

Our long-awaited cold front will arrive Sunday midday-afternoon and will finally kick out the heat dome. Temperatures Sunday will be mild in the upper 80s to low 90s. There is a slight chance for rain and storms Sunday when the front blows through, but the latest data places the best chance for rain east of Highway 65.

Monday and Tuesday of next week will see areawide temperatures in the low to mid-80s. We warm up some going into the middle of next week, but still mild in the upper 80s. We also introduce another round of rain and storms by next Wednesday.

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