Today was our warmest day of the week with temperatures topping out in the low to mid-80s. Clouds tried to bubble up in the afternoon heat, but showers were very tough to come by. A few isolated showers managed to pop up near Lake of the Ozarks. This was near a weak “back door” cold front that will pass through coming from the northeast this evening. Rain chances will be slim to none with this feature, but the front will play a pivotal role in weather conditions this weekend.

As the front sneaks through tonight, we’ll see winds gradually shift to be from the east to the northeast. Even drier air spreading in behind the front will make for a comfy cool Friday morning with temperatures dipping into the 50s in most areas.

Friday will be mild with low humidity. Temperatures in the afternoon will likely stall out in the upper 70s with northeast winds around 5 to 15 mph. Friday night will be a bit chilly with lows around 50 degrees, so keep a jacket handy if going out.

Things have seemed to line up perfectly for a great weekend in the Ozarks through the Memorial Day holiday. Saturday will feature another day of low humidity and afternoon highs in the upper 70s with sunny skies and light winds. The evening will be excellent gradually cooling to the low to mid-50s. Sunday will be a degree or two warmer but we’ll still have bright skies and light winds. Memorial Day itself looks a little warm with highs in the low to mid-80s and a few clouds in the afternoon.

We turn up the heat Tuesday through Thursday of next week when afternoon temperatures rise into the mid to upper 80s. There is a chance for scattered showers and storms Tuesday into Thursday, however, it is a low chance and storms will remain on the spotty side.