It is going to be a beautiful day across the region with sunny skies and below-average temperatures! It will be a nice day for any outdoor activity, but the dew points will be in the upper 60s and 70s, making it feel sticky outside. Winds will stay light throughout the day so, don’t count on the winds to cool you off! The sky looks hazy in a few places. It is smoke from the wildfires in Canada; the winds are from the north, bringing the smoke down to Missouri!
For most of July Springfield, has been below average, with the average being 90. We have only had 1 day above 90 degrees, but this won’t last much longer, with temperatures increasing by the end of this week in the 90s.
Temperatures will increase as the ridge continues to build into the Ozarks, bringing those low to mid-90s temperatures back into the forecast! The heat index will feel like the triple digits over the weekend. Make sure to stay hydrated and know the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.