We got a break from wet weather today with sunshine pushing temperatures well into the 60s this afternoon, all in all, a beautiful spring day. The weather is about to take a turn again with more rain as we close out the month.
For tonight, we’ll have mostly clear skies and chilly temperatures.
Clouds will be thin enough Monday morning for temperatures to climb quickly through the 40s and 50s. High cloudiness will thicken up by afternoon with a high overcast for the remainder of the day. Temperatures will likely be curbed a bit by the cloud cover, but it will still be mild with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
A storm passing south of the area will send rain into the Ozarks by early evening with rain and possibly some thunder the remainder of the night through Tuesday morning. No severe weather is expected, but the rain will come down pretty good at times. The showers will tend to taper off by late morning with clouds slow to thin out Tuesday afternoon. Many areas will remain mostly cloudy.
Rain totals will range from 0.25″ to 0.75″ north of the interstate to over an inch along and south of the state line. Rain totals in Springfield will tend to be a half an inch to 0.75″, bringing our monthly rain total to around 8″! This will solidy March 2020 as a top 10 wettest March on record for Springfield.
The pattern will remain active with only a short spell of dry weather Wednesday into Thursday. Skies will be bright on Wednesday with highs in the 60s after a chilly morning. Clouds will be rather widespread on Thursday with a slight chance for a shower. Temperatures will remain mild.
A front will push into the area by Friday afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. The pattern doesn’t look very favorable for strong to severe storms with atmospheric winds looking rather light and instability levels looking pretty low.
Temperatures will remain mild through Friday with Saturday shaping up to be a chilly day. Clouds may be slow to thin out on Saturday and afternoon highs only look to be in the 50s. Warmer weather returns on Sunday.