Similar to yesterday, steamy conditions led to another batch of “pop & drop” storms. For the second day in a row, a storm popped up at the Springfield-Branson Airport dropping close to an inch of rain. The spotty storms also came with gusty winds with a few spots experiencing winds over 40 mph.
Showers have faded away and the rest of the night looks quiet and mostly clear. There could be some patchy fog in areas that saw rain earlier today. Temperatures will fall into the low to mid-60s.
We’ll do it again Thursday with more widely scattered showers and storms expected in the afternoon, some of which could produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds. This pattern of scattered rain chances looks to continue into Saturday.
The pattern may shift by Sunday into a dry mode as the atmosphere dries out. The drier atmosphere will stifle rain chances, but the increased sunshine will lead to hotter temperatures.
Highs near 90° are expected Sunday into next week. Much of the area has yet to hit 90° this year. On average, our first 90° day occurs during the second week of June.