Labor Day Weekend is closing on a beautiful note. Morning temperatures were the coolest in months in some areas. Springfield dipped to 59°, the coolest reading since June 23rd. Afternoon temperatures on Monday are pointing the direction we’re going into Tuesday as warmer air spreads back in on southwest winds.
For tonight, we’ll enjoy another pleasantly cool night. Temperatures by morning will drop into the low to mid-60s in most areas.
Tuesday looks bright with some waves of high cloudiness. Temperatures will climb to around 90° during the afternoon, but humidity levels will remain low.
A cold front will dash south across the area Tuesday night. A narrow band of higher moisture near the front coupled with the cold front might be enough to trigger a few isolated showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night. Most areas will remain dry.
Cooler air will flood in behind the front with temperatures dipping into the upper 50s closer to Central Missouri. Wednesday will come with sunshine, low humidity, and highs in the low 80s.
Temperatures will tumble into the 50s Wednesday night, and it looks like we could enjoy the coolest temperatures since June Thursday morning. Thursday will remain sunny and comfortable with afternoon highs in the low to mid-80s.
Winds will switch around to the south Friday with temperatures once again heading higher. Skies will remain sunny with pleasantly cool morning temperatures giving way to highs in the upper 80s Friday afternoon.
The pattern this weekend into early next week will favor heat. The jet stream will flatten out across the country with a summer ridge sprawled from west to east across the Southern Plains. Humidity levels will remain low, but sunshine and southwest winds will help push temperatures into the low 90s each day through Monday.