August is ending on a very quiet, mild. A reinforcing shot of dry air is flooding the area currently, setting the stage for even cooler mornings in the days ahead.

We’ll kick this trend of even cooler mornings off Thursday with starry skies and bright moonshine tonight with morning lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Thursday through Saturday will be a cloud-free stretch of weather with no chance for rain. Humidity levels will remain low. This will lead to multiple mornings with lows in the 50s. Afternoon highs will be heading higher, up near 90 by Saturday. But, it will be a “dry heat”.

Humidity levels will head a little higher Sunday with temperatures creeping higher too. Rain will stay away another day with mainly sunny skies expected.

Rain chances return as early as Labor Day as humidity levels increase. An upper-level feature over Louisiana will find it’s way north into the region by Monday and Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms will stay pretty isolated Labor Day afternoon with highs in the low 90s. Rain chances look a little higher Tuesday into Wednesday with summer heat and humidity sticking around.

We could use some rain. Most of the area has gone at least 16 straight days without measurable rainfall. Springfield will likely see that streak extended to at least 20 days, the longest dry streak since September of 2017.

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