Sunday, September 22 Overnight Forecast

Weather

The late summer heatwave has taken a backseat, at least for now, to a wetter and milder pattern. We’ll find more of that this week before a return to a summer pattern that refuses to go away.

Today was mild and cloudy across areas near and north of the interstate. Showers faded as they slipped south of the interstate, but Springfield did manage to pick up about a quarter of an inch. That may not sound very impressive, but it’s only the third time we’ve seen measurable rainfall this month, and it’s the largest one day total since late August.

The risk of showers and a few thunderstorms will continue through much of the night as a cold front slowly presses southeast across the Ozarks. Rain chances will be spotty, but there could be some locally heavy downpours. Showers will likely linger through sunrise across Northern Arkansas.

The cold front will also deliver a nice round of fall air, just in time for fall’s official arrival on Monday. Temperatures early in the day will range from the upper 50s north to upper 60s south. There will likely be some fog in areas where it rained and skies clear, mainly near and north of the interstate.

Patchy early fog will give way to a bright and mild day with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. We should be able to keep the windows open most of the day with humidity levels remaining low.

HIGHS ON MONDAY

The pattern this week will be more active than we’ve seen with the jet stream flattened out a bit across the nation. There should be a couple of waves of wet weather too. The best chances for rain this week will come on Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms expected throughout the day. The next widespread chance for rain will come late Friday night into Saturday, especially across areas north of the interstate. Temperatures throughout the week will remain a little above normal, but much cooler than the heat of recent weeks.

The pattern looks like it will shift back into a summer mode late in the weekend heading into the first day or so of October as a trough settles back in the Western U.S. This will build up the summer ridge over the Eastern U.S. once again with highs near 90° possible.

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Overcast

Springfield Mo

40°F Overcast Feels like 40°
Wind
3 mph SW
Humidity
79%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Rain exiting. Low around 24F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip. 30%.
24°F Rain exiting. Low around 24F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip. 30%.
Wind
8 mph WSW
Precip
30%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Overcast

Branson

39°F Overcast Feels like 39°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
81%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies. Low 26F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
26°F Partly cloudy skies. Low 26F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wind
15 mph NNW
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Overcast

Harrison

39°F Overcast Feels like 39°
Wind
3 mph E
Humidity
79%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies. Low near 25F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
25°F Partly cloudy skies. Low near 25F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wind
15 mph NNW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

Rolla

39°F Clear Feels like 36°
Wind
5 mph SSW
Humidity
76%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 23F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.
23°F Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 23F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.
Wind
17 mph NNW
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full
Clear

West Plains

40°F Clear Feels like 40°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
79%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Evening clouds will give way to clearing overnight. Low near 25F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
25°F Evening clouds will give way to clearing overnight. Low near 25F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Wind
15 mph NNW
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Full

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