Happy Monday!

It’s the second full week of meteorological fall and Mother Nature is getting with the program as a fall feel settles in.

Grey skies didn’t yield much rain during the day, but that will change overnight. A broad area of rain to the west will spread across the Ozarks tonight. A steady rain will develop later in the evening and will continue through sunrise near and south of the interstate. The lack of instability will keep the chance for thunderstorms to a minimum.

The steady rain will taper off from north to south Tuesday morning. Misty light showers will remain possible into the afternoon to the south. Clouds will also be slow to clear making for an unusually mild September day. In fact, clouds and damp conditions will cause temperatures to struggle to warm through the 60s to the south.

Rain totals will be highest to the south of the interstate where amounts over half an inch are expected.

The rest of the week looks fall fantastic. Lows will be in the 50s with highs in the 70s. A broad trough over the Eastern U.S. will keep a steady flow of mild, dry Canadian air flowing into the area. This will keep the area locked in a fall feel, good news for upcoming weekend activities. There will be periods of clouds in this pattern, but little to no rain. Temperatures will gradually rebound through the weekend with highs back in the 80s next week.