Today marked our first full day of no rain after our recent wet spell. That streak lasted 6 days with 3″ of rain falling in Springfield. Some locations to the west and southwest have seen much more than that. Rain chances look slim into early October for most, but not completely zero.
Tonight will be clear and quiet with some patchy areas of fog by morning. Another bright and warm day will follow on Tuesday.
There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night into Wednesday near a weak frontal boundary. Rain chances will be highest across Central Missouri Wednesday night. Showers will fade Wednesday morning, but a few spotty showers will remain possible over Southern Missouri into the afternoon. Skies look a bit cloudier too over much of the area.
We’ll end the week with more of a late-summer feel. The upper-level pattern will feature a new trough in the Western U.S. This will help pump up a rain-stifling ridge over the middle of the country with plenty of warmth over the region. Afternoon highs will be close to 10° above normal and we’ll find that warmth into early October as well.