Sunshine this morning gave way to clouds this afternoon with rain now knocking on the door as we head into the evening.

A pocket of upper-level energy swirling into the area will lead to pockets of rain, some heavy, overnight tonight. Light showers early this evening will give way to pockets of steadier rain by late evening, continuing through the morning. Most areas will see rain totals well under an inch, but a few spots (mainly Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas) could see rain amounts over 2 or 3″. Localized flooding might even be a possibility late tonight into early Wednesday.

The steadier rains will fade over Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas Wednesday morning with a shift in the focus for rain off to the east during the afternoon. Lingering cloud cover will make for a mild day with highs in the low to mid-70s.

There are daily chances for rain through Sunday with no day a washout. We’ll cap off the wetter stretch of weather with a risk for widespread rain and thunderstorms late Saturday night into Sunday morning. The risk for severe weather is still on the table but appears a little less today than yesterday.

Saturday will be warm ahead of the overnight rain with temperatures climbing into the 80s under partly cloudy skies. Lingering rain and cloud cover will likely keep highs Sunday under 80°. Mild and quiet weather will follow this weekend’s storm.

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