Much of the area got a break from our latest heat wave thanks to leftover clouds from a dying area of rain and thunderstorms that moved in this morning. Temperatures were generally in the low to mid 80s over the western half of the Ozarks. Readings did manage to top out in the low 90s further east where storms tried to flare up again during the afternoon. Rain will remain tough to come by this week, but the heat will be plentiful.
For the rest of tonight, a weak frontal boundary will sag south into Southern Missouri. There's a slight chance that an isolated shower or storm could fire near the front overnight, especially to the west. The front will continue to sag south into Northern Arkansas by Monday afternoon. Any isolated showers or storms will tend to focus closer to the front in areas south of Hwy. 60, especially south of the state line. Afternoon temperatures will bounce back into the low 90s thanks to sunnier skies.
Tuesday looks hot and humid with highs in the low to mid 90s. A weak upper-level storm moving west into the area might trigger a few showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening.
The weak upper-level storm will be shifting west of the area on the 4th. Rain chances look lower with most spots just looking at hot and dry conditions with afternoon highs again in the low to mid 90s. Skies look mostly clear for fireworks viewing Wednesday evening.
Back to work weather on Thursday looks hot and mostly dry as high pressure tries to stack up over the Ozarks. Look for mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 90s.
A front will edge south into the Ozarks late Friday, sparking scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Afternoons highs should be a little cooler and closer to 90°.
Weekend weather looks a little cooler and a little less humid with the front settling just south of the Ozarks. Skies look partly cloudy on Saturday with highs in the upper 80s. Afternoon highs will be back up around 90° on Sunday with mostly sunny skies.