The fall pause continued across the area Thursday with afternoon highs in the upper 80s, a full 10 degrees above normal. This marks our 6th day in a row with highs over 80°, with plenty more to follow. The pattern will also remain incredibly quiet, good news for outdoor activity across the Ozarks.
The quiet and clear weather tonight will make for a perfect night to spend a little time outside skywatching. Tonight’s big sky event will be easy to see too, it’s the Full Harvest Moon. And, if it seems a little larger, it’s because it’s a supermoon. The moon will be at “perigee”, or its closest approach to Earth in its orbit.
Bright moonshine will continue to be a feature each night through the weekend along with summerish sunshine. Daily highs Saturday and Sunday will chase the records but likely fall a little short.
Warm weather will continue into next week, but changes are in store by mid-week. It now looks like the western trough, the same one generating a warm and quiet weekend, will swing into the middle of the country by Wednesday. This will lead to rain chances Wednesday and Thursday and a return of fall temperatures. The shift in the pattern looks like it may stick around too with a trough trying to get established in the East. This would make for a fall feel through the following weekend.