The weekend is finally here! We’re in the midst of fall festival season with several big ones this weekend. We’ve got Cider Days on Walnut Street in Springfield, MO Food Truck Fest at the fairgrounds. There’s also Marionville Applefest. The good news is that the fall feel we’ve enjoyed will continue through the weekend. Now for the bad news, it looks like rain chances have perked up a bit for Saturday.

Now, this evening looks great. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy and temperatures will be mild. Clouds will thicken up by morning with spotty light showers spread into Southwest Missouri. Most of the day looks dry, but there will be a few passing light showers. Widespread cloud cover will make for another mild day with highs in the 70s.

Rain chances will be highest for areas near and north of the interstate Saturday evening. A broken line of showers and thunderstorms will fire up near I-70 before pushing south during the evening. Arrival time for this round of rain near the interstate will be about 9pm. The rain will quickly fade as it pushes further south later in the night.

We’ll be off to a cool start Sunday. Plan on taking a jacket with you to early morning services Sunday. Abundant sunshine throughout the day will come with another round of mild temperatures.

Temperatures warm gradually into the low to mid-80s next week, however, humidity will still be low so we can still expect greater fluctuation between high and low temperatures. Overnight next week will largely be in the 50s and low 60s.

A stormier pattern will set up in the West next week leading to a return of rain chances starting Wednesday. But, a fight between drier air over the East and moisture trying to move in may result in most of the rain chances remaining to the west. The pattern should turn wetter the following weekend.

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