Monday, June 11 Overnight Forecast

The heat eases as rain chances head higher.

A few widely scattered showers dotted the landscape Monday afternoon.  This is nice to see after a hot and dry weekend.  The area has gotten very dry over the past week, so the rain is very welcome.  We'll have a better shot at rain the next few days.  This will help trim back the heat in the short term, but excessive heat will return later this week.

Warm and quiet weather will continue through midnight.  Severe storms over parts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri will continue building south and southeast overnight.  This activity will arrive in the Ozarks well after midnight.  Right now, it looks like any threat of severe weather will remain west and northwest of the area, but gusty winds may make it into areas near and north of I-44 and west of Hwy. 65.  In general, the best chance for rain will remain west of Hwy. 65 through sunrise.

Tuesday looks partly cloudy and hot with afternoon highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.  A cold front will stall out over Southern Missouri with a few showers and thunderstorms popping up during the afternoon.  An isolated severe storm or two is possible with strong winds and hail.

The front will remain stalled over the area into Wednesday, and with an upper-level storm moving in, it may be our best opportunity at more widespread shower and thunderstorm activity.  Temperatures will likely be a little cooler on Wednesday, topping out in the 80s.

The front will head back to the north on Thursday as an upper-level ridge begins to bully its way back into the area.  There will be a risk for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms, but mainly to the east.  Afternoon highs will top out in the low 90s.

The upper-level ridge will dominate the pattern Friday through Monday, generating hot and mainly dry weather.  Lows will be near 70° with highs in the low to mid 90s.

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