Scattered afternoon storms generated gusty winds and dumped heavy rainfall. A few of the storms produced power outages and wind damage. Springfield enjoyed some of the rainfall from afternoon storms, especially east of Kansas Expressway. The airport officially recorded 0.05″, the first measurable rainfall recorded since August 14th.

The overnight hours look quieter with temperatures falling into the upper 60s and low 70s. There could be some patchy areas of fog as well.

A cold front is expected to sweep through the Ozarks Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Ahead of the front, there will be a chance for additional showers and storms. A few spotty showers and storms are possible Tuesday morning, but the better chance for rain will hold off until late afternoon or evening ahead of the incoming cold front.

Tuesday is shaping up to be another hot and humid day with afternoon highs in the low to mid-90s. This will help fuel a few stronger storms that could produce gusty winds and frequent lightning. Locally heavy rain will be possible too.

Storms will exit by Wednesday morning. Wednesday looks bright, less humid and a little cooler.

Thursday looks similar to Wednesday with pleasant morning temperatures giving way to a warm afternoon. A storm system to our southwest may provide the Ozarks with another chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms early Friday.

Drier air will work in by the weekend making for another nice weekend across the Ozarks. Mornings will be pleasantly cool with comfortably warm afternoons and low humidity expected.

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