Monday, December 4 Midday Forecast

Weather

Cold front arrives today, temperatures plunge tonight & tomorrow.

Temperatures are very warm this morning, and they’ll stay very warm today on a gusty south wind ahead of a cold front. Southerly gusts to 35 mph will push highs into record territory — High 70 degrees, record 72 (2001).

We’ll stay dry early this afternoon, the cold front arrives after 3 PM with a line of storms moving through Joplin ~4-5PM, through Springfield ~6-7PM. The cold front will have enough instability and wind shear (change in wind speed/ direction with height) to fuel a strong to severe storm. We have a Marginal Risk for severe weather meaning one or two storms could be strong to severe. Our main threat will be for 60 mph damaging wind gusts, small dime size hail is also possible. The tornado threat, while not zero, is very low.

Storms charge eastward this evening, exiting the Ozarks by midnight. Behind the front we’ll find clearing, and a temperature tumble. Arctic air sits behind this front, and we’ll find lows making it to freezing tonight (remember after a near-record warm day in the 70’s)!

Tomorrow, clouds will decrease and temperatures will stay cold and steady. We’ll only warm to 45 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Lows get into the 20’s tomorrow night.

Wednesday will be another chilly one in the 40’s, but another front with a reinforcing shot of cool air comes through… bringing us down to the 30’s on Thursday.

An upper-level disturbance swings through Friday bringing the chance for a few light flurries. For now, snow impact and accumulation looks to be very low.

Temperatures stay in the 30’s Friday and Saturday before the Arctic air mass finally moves east Sunday, helping temperatures rebound into the 50’s under mostly sunny skies.

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Clear

Springfield

72°F Clear Feels like 72°
Wind
15 mph SSE
Humidity
68%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A few clouds from time to time. Low 54F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
54°F A few clouds from time to time. Low 54F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
10 mph SSE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Clear

Branson

68°F Clear Feels like 68°
Wind
7 mph SSE
Humidity
83%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies early then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms late. Low 63F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
63°F Clear skies early then increasing clouds with some scattered thunderstorms late. Low 63F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
8 mph SSE
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Clear

Harrison

69°F Clear Feels like 69°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
75%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Becoming partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms developing late. Low around 65F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
65°F Becoming partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms developing late. Low around 65F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
10 mph S
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Clear

Rolla

71°F Clear Feels like 71°
Wind
16 mph S
Humidity
73%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies this evening. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing overnight. Low 56F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
56°F Clear skies this evening. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing overnight. Low 56F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
12 mph S
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Clear

West Plains

70°F Clear Feels like 70°
Wind
5 mph S
Humidity
78%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A few passing clouds. Low 64F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
64°F A few passing clouds. Low 64F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent

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