Thursday, March 28 Midday Forecast

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Warm again today, monitoring a severe threat late Friday —

A stationary front is stalled up to our north in central Missouri. With a low-pressure center strengthening to our west, southerly winds will remain steady today and moisture will increase across the Ozarks.

Expect mostly cloudy skies today with highs in the lower 70’s on gusty southerly winds. A few showers/ rumbles of thunder will be possible to the north in central Missouri.

That front slides south a bit tonight, bringing a chance of showers/ thunder down to the I-44 corridor. Lows stay warm again in the middle 50’s.

Tomorrow the cold front associated with our developing low-pressure center approaches from the west. We’ll have continued strong, warm southerly flow with highs in the middle and upper 60’s. Expect scattered showers/ thunder in the afternoon, especially in central Missouri.

The final push of the cold front will come through by Friday evening/ overnight. If we can build enough instability (fuel for growing storms from warm/ moist air mass) we could have a few storms be strong to severe mainly with the threat of large hail. A damaging wind threat would develop if storms organize along the cold front into a line segment.

Locally heavy rain and lightning will also be a concern. By the time rain wraps up, totals could approach 2″ in central Missouri, about 1″ around Springfield. This would pose a limited flood threat near rivers/ low water crossings in central Missouri.

The cold front passes to the east by Saturday morning, showers exit Saturday afternoon but clouds linger. Temperatures will then start to tumble as a much colder air mass moves in behind the cold front. Highs in the 50’s on Saturday will occur early in the morning with temperatures falling through the 40’s all day. 

We drop to temperatures near/ below freezing by Sunday morning.

High pressure takes over Sunday afternoon, we’ll have ample sunshine but highs still chilly around 50 degrees.

Next week looks mostly sunny and quiet with a gradual warming trend. Monday will start with highs in the middle 50’s, we’re in the middle 60’s by Tuesday/ Wednesday.

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Overcast

Springfield

64°F Overcast Feels like 64°
Wind
5 mph S
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms, especially during the evening. Low near 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
62°F Scattered thunderstorms, especially during the evening. Low near 60F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
5 mph ESE
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Clear

Branson

63°F Clear Feels like 63°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Considerable cloudiness. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.
59°F Considerable cloudiness. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
2 mph E
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Few Clouds

Harrison

62°F Few Clouds Feels like 62°
Wind
5 mph W
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms mainly during the evening. Low 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
57°F Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms mainly during the evening. Low 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
3 mph SSW
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Broken Clouds

Rolla

66°F Broken Clouds Feels like 66°
Wind
3 mph SE
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
62°F Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
Wind
3 mph SE
Precip
60%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent
Overcast

West Plains

68°F Overcast Feels like 68°
Wind
3 mph ESE
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms. Low 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
62°F Scattered thunderstorms. Low 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
3 mph E
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent

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