Today was another keeper with sunny skies and highs well into the 70s.

We’ll be back at it Thursday with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Skies will remain bright, but there will be some high cloudiness. Going into Friday, temperatures will chase 80 degrees and winds will pick up at 10 to 20 mph.

Storm chances return to the Ozarks Saturday, mainly Saturday morning west of Hwy. 65 and east of Hwy. 65 Saturday afternoon. Dry low-level air and a cap will keep storm chances locally to a minimum Friday night, but a few strong to severe storms may be able to fire up to the west.

The risk for stronger thunderstorms in the Ozarks Saturday will depend on the speed of the cold front. The timing of the front may allow for warmer temperatures and higher instability east of Hwy. 65 to develop Saturday afternoon. Under this scenario, strong wind gusts and hail are possible with stronger storms.

Briefly cooler weather Sunday will be quickly followed by another stretch of warmth. Rain chances may begin to pick up Wednesday with a front in the area. The pattern may turn more active at times later next week into the following weekend.