A hot weekend has come to a close after highs in the low to mid 90s both Saturday and Sunday. The heat came with dry conditions too. We'll have a shot at a little bit of rain through midweek, but heat will remain the big story.
For tonight, we'll find warm and quiet weather with temperatures settling out around 70°.
Monday looks like almost a carbon copy of this weekend. Temperatures will soar into the low to mid 90s under mostly sunny skies. There could be a few isolated late afternoon showers or thunderstorms over South Central Missouri into North Central Arkansas, but nearly all areas will remain dry into the evening.
A cold front will edge into Southeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri Monday night, possibly triggering scattered strong to severe storms. It's possible these storms could organize into a storm cluster that tracks southeast into the western half of Missouri Monday night bringing the threat of strong winds with them. This activity is expected to fade early Tuesday. The cold front will slowly edge southeast into Southern Missouri during the day Tuesday with a few additional showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and evening, mainly south of I-44.
The front will then gradually lift north across the area on Wednesday generating widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. The boost in cloud cover and rain chances will help temper the heat a little bit.
The upper-level ridge that brought us the hot and dry weekend will build back north later this week bringing hot and mostly dry weather to the Ozarks Thursday through Father's Day. Highs will bounce back into the low to mid 90s and stay there through the weekend.