The rain and clouds have mostly made their way out of the Ozarks with maybe some clouds still lingering here and there around midday, but moving southward with clear skies behind. Temperatures this afternoon should make the low 80s for most spots with winds generally light out of the southeast by this afternoon. Rain and storms may redevelop in far southwest Missouri and far Northwest Arkansas along our cool front this afternoon (Joplin – Monett – Fayetteville).
Any rain in the far southwest will dissipate overnight and we will all be dry overnight. Temperatures tonight will be in the low 60s with light winds out of the south around 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow will be warm enough in the low 80s again with a chance for scattered thunderstorms mainly south of I-44 before noon.
Rain and storms Saturday would move from west to east and should exit our eastern counties in the early afternoon. We should be dry Saturday evening. Rainfall amounts Saturday will range between 0.25″ and 0.50″, perhaps more in some areas. Another rain chance arrives Sunday morning for areas north of I-44 which would be great for folks in drought conditions. However, the latest data suggests that the heavier rainfall will likely be in the afternoon along a cold front along and south of I-44.
There is a low chance that we see some strong to severe weather develop Sunday as the main storm system passes through. The risk is highest in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, but it is still a low risk. The main hazards are likely 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail with a very, very low tornado risk. It is still early to get the exact details so continue checking back for the latest.
Monday is looking like a nice day with skies becoming mostly sunny and temperatures below average in the mid to upper 70s. Tuesday of next week is warm again in the low 80s as south winds return along with a few afternoon clouds. Another storm system approaches the Ozarks Tuesday night and exits Wednesday night.