15 Days. Half a month. That’s how long it’s been since we have had measurable rainfall in Springfield. For all the people hoping for rain, the good news is it returns today.

Last night clouds crept back into the region leaving us with a mix of sun and clouds. Most areas will stay dry to kick off the day. With that being said, as the day progresses, so does the threat of rainfall. Cities to the west can see precipitation past noon, while areas to the east may have to wait until evening hours.

Hit-or-miss showers for Sunday. More widespread rain is expected for Monday as rain will intensify early morning and carry on through the day. In total 0.5″ – 1″ is forecasted to fall over the next couple of days.

We will begin the drying-out process on Tuesday. Calm, quiet, and cool weather is expected for both Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day. Highs will be limited to the upper 40s and lower 50s. A far cry from the warmth we experienced the last couple of weeks.

After Thanksgiving colder polar temperatures will be piping in. And get this, at this time I can’t currently rule out the chance of some light wintery weather occurring.