A pair of upper-level storms has made for a wet 24 hours for parts of the Ozarks. One to three inch rain totals were common closer to Hwy. 54 and along the Hwy. 63 corridor with locally higher amounts that topped 4″. In Springfield, officially about a half an inch over the past 24 hours, but some parts of town have picked up over 3″. Drier weather is set to move in as we wrap up the week.
For tonight, we’re still looking at scattered areas of rain and isolated thunderstorm activity across parts of Central Missouri and South Central Missouri, mainly east of Hwy. 65 and east of Hwy. 63. Temperatures will cool to pleasant levels with morning lows in the upper 50s over Southwest Missouri into Northwest Arkansas where conditions will remain mostly dry and clear overnight. Areas to the east and north will see temperatures dip into the low 60s. Patchy fog will be possible where skies are able to clear out tonight.
Lingering rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue east of Hwy. 63 into at least Friday morning, especially closer to I-44 as the storm slowly begins to pull away from the Ozarks. Areas to the west will be sunnier and hotter with highs in the mid 80s.
Weekend weather looks warm and mostly dry. A round of clouds and showers will move into Missouri Saturday morning, exiting during the afternoon. Showers will be very widely scattered and afternoon sunshine will push temperatures into the mid to upper 80s.
A front will try to push into the area Sunday, but rain chances look pretty slim with only isolated showers or thunderstorms expected. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s. Morning lows will be on the warm side both mornings.
Drier air will filter in again by Monday, making for a mostly dry and warm day. Higher humidity will return on Tuesday bringing a few showers and thunderstorms back to the Ozarks. Rain chances look even better Wednesday into Thursday with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible both days. Temperatures will remain on the warm side with lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s.