Thursday, July 9 Evening Forecast

Weather

Clouds made for cooler temperatures today, a nice break after a streak of 90s during the first half of the week. The clouds came with some shower and thunderstorm activity, mainly over Western Missouri and areas near and south of the state line. This was a missed opportunity at some much needed rain before we go into a long hot and dry stretch next week. We’ll have one more chance at rain before we head into the heatwave.

For tonight, we’ll find quiet weather. There’s a slight chance for a few showers or thunderstorms south of a Joplin to Harrison light late tonight. The rest of the area will stay dry with slightly drier air building in behind a frontal boundary by morning.

Friday looks bright and hot. Muggy weather will hang on over Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas, but a less humid day is in store further northeast.

Heading into Saturday morning, rain chances will be on the rise again. The frontal boundary that moves through tonight will lift back to the northeast by Friday night. This will set up a nice corridor for clusters of storms to drop through by Saturday morning. The storms could come with strong winds, but they’ll also be our last shot at widespread rain. The chance for storms looks highest during the morning. The impact of rain and clouds should be enough to hold temperatures down to some extent with highs generally in the mid to upper 80s. It looks like it will be hottest closer to I-49 where low 90s are possible.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and less humid, but hot with afternoon highs in the upper 80s to around 90°.

The heat will build into next week with low to mid-90s Monday and mid to upper 90s the remainder of the week. A summer ridge will gradually get established and become more centered over the area as the week progresses. This should keep rain chances to a minimum with most locations remaining dry. It’s possible some spots could hit 100° next week, especially areas further west.

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Clear

Springfield

74°F Clear Feels like 74°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
73%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy with late night showers or thunderstorms. Low around 70F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
71°F Partly cloudy with late night showers or thunderstorms. Low around 70F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
7 mph S
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Few Clouds

Branson

75°F Few Clouds Feels like 75°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
78%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms later during the night. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
71°F Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms later during the night. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
6 mph SW
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

Harrison

77°F Clear Feels like 79°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
79%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mainly clear. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
72°F Mainly clear. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph SSW
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Broken Clouds

Rolla

70°F Broken Clouds Feels like 70°
Wind
15 mph NNW
Humidity
87%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Thunderstorms likely this evening. Then a chance of scattered thunderstorms overnight. Low 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
69°F Thunderstorms likely this evening. Then a chance of scattered thunderstorms overnight. Low 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wind
10 mph SW
Precip
80%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

West Plains

73°F Clear Feels like 73°
Wind
8 mph NE
Humidity
84%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
71°F Variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
6 mph WSW
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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