Heat Advisory continues through Saturday ---
HEAT ADVISORY remains in effect Friday and Saturday for Springfield and counties along/NW of I-44. There, temps climb into the middle and upper 90's. With humidity, it will feel like 105 degrees. Please take precautions to stay cool and hydrated. Don't forget children, elderly, and pets!
High pressure is starting to nudge a little bit east of us, with a southerly flow prominent over the area on the back side of the high. This southerly flow is fueling showers/ storms well to the north in northern Iowa. Today, we could get caught in the cross-hairs, an isolated storm will be possible mainly along and west of HWY 65. No severe weather is expected.
Temperatures today will be hot yet again. High of 98 in Springfield will feel like 105 degrees.
Very warm overnight tonight with lows only dropping into the middle 70's.
Tomorrow Heat Advisory remains in effect. High of 97 will feel like 105 degrees.
High pressure starts to move east and flatten out, bringing in a healthier chance for a few showers/ storms.
We'll keep the storm chance on Sunday as the pattern starts to turn a bit more active. Highs will still be hot, but below Heat Advisory criteria, 95 degrees will feel like 100 degrees.
By next week we'll nudge off the heat little by little each day with highs coming down to 90 degrees by Wednesday. The gradual (somewhat relative) relief will come thanks to increased clouds and storm chances.
The jet stream will hang overhead next week acting as a highway for little disturbances in the upper-levels of the atmosphere. This will keep a few storms possible daily through Thursday of next week. Now that a severe drought has been added for part of SW MO, hopefully, we'll accumulate some rain in the bucket. However, for now, it looks like these storms will be widely scattered so not everyone will get rain.