Finally some rain across the area with many areas receiving at least a quarter of an inch. The rain is on the way out this evening, but the clouds will linger. Fog will creep into the picture by morning, especially west of Branson and southwest of Springfield where visibilities could drop below a mile.

Friday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with an emphasis on clouds. Temperatures will still manage to warm nicely and it looks like a pretty nice afternoon to get outside and enjoy the greening of the Ozarks.

Another storm will swing through the region Friday night into Saturday. We’ll remain on the cool side of this storm, so severe weather is off the table. But, there will still be a shot at showers Friday night through sunrise. Most of the rain will focus west and south.

The weekend will start with clouds, but skies will brighten from northwest to southeast with much of the area on the sunny side later in the day. Temperatures will remain mild Saturday but will take another dip Sunday behind a cold front that should sweep through quietly Saturday night.

Next week is the first week of May believe it or not. Temperatures will have a noticeably unMay-like feel to begin the day Monday with temperatures around 10° below normal. The chill won’t last long with highs back in the 70s by Wednesday. It’s a quiet pattern too with abundant sunshine. The next shot at rain holds off until later next week.