High temperatures today stayed under 80 degrees largely due to showers lingering into the early afternoon. Thankfully rain quickly moved out of the region this late afternoon making for pleasant conditions for any Friday evening outdoor events.

Overnight tonight into Saturday morning we stay dry across the area with the exception of a few scattered showers in the morning hours. However, as the day progresses so does the chances of rain and storm occurring.

A large area of low pressure to our north will provide the energy needed for thunderstorms in the Ozarks beginning in the evening in east Kansas and moving eastward into Missouri. Timing for western Missouri will be after 5PM.

These thunderstorms will come with a risk for damaging winds of 60-70 mph, heavy rainfall, and a low tornado threat, especially in east Kansas and west Missouri. Rainfall totals will be between 1-3″ in the west and around an inch possible east of Highway 65.

Rain wraps up by Sunday morning for the most part and skies will stay gloomy for a few hours Sunday before breaking apart some going into the evening. Temperatures on Sunday will rest in the mid-70s. Next week looks mostly dry Monday – Wednesday with temperatures around 80 degrees.

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