Thursday, October 22 Overnight Forecast

Weather

Summer-like conditions swept back into the area Thursday on gusty southerly winds. The warmth came with humidity too. By mid-afternoon, temperatures were in the mid-80s in many places. Springfield set a new record high of 85°, besting the old record of 84° set last in 1963. This near-record warmth will be short-lived with a strong cold front arriving by sunrise.

For tonight, we’ll find starry skies and warm temperatures through the evening. Clouds will be on the increase after 3 am as a cold front begins to make its push across the Ozarks. Showers will arrive with the front and continue behind the front into Friday morning. Some thunder is also possible. Temperatures will quickly tumble behind the front, falling back into the 40s during the morning, eventually settling in the low 40s by the end of the day. The best chance for heavier rain will end by late morning with some drizzle possible through the afternoon. Winds will be breezy out of the north.

Clouds may thin out some to the north Friday evening but should fill back in overnight with cloudy skies to start the day Saturday. Temperatures will settle into the mid to upper 30s.

Saturday looks chilly, but the question is will we see some sun. Right now, it looks like the low cloudiness may be tough to shake. This will keep temperatures from climbing much on Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 40s. IF we see more sun than expected then temperatures will climb into the 50s.

Clouds will thicken up by the end of the day heading into Saturday night. A little bit of patchy drizzle may develop Saturday night into Sunday morning as warmer air tries to spread north ahead of the next strong cold front.

Skies will stay mainly cloudy on Sunday with showers breaking out later in the day, continuing into the overnight. The cold front should make a push southeast across the area Sunday evening with colder air pouring back in. This will send temperatures tumbling through the 40s overnight, bottoming out in the upper 30s Monday morning. There likely won’t be much recovery with more rain and drizzle expected throughout the day.

The pattern will remain cold and wet with a continuation of rain and drizzle through Tuesday. Rain amounts over the two-day stretch will be in the 1 to 2″ range with higher amounts possible to the south. Temperatures won’t change much stuck in the 30s and 40s.

There may be a break in the wet pattern Wednesday. The core of the storm will still be positioned to the west though and this means we likely won’t clear out much. Temperatures look a little warmer though and the day looks drier.

Wet weather returns on Thursday as the storm finally passes through the region. Temperatures will remain cool. Drier weather will follow as we close out the week and Halloween Day looks like it will be cool and dry.

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Clear

Springfield Mo

73°F Clear Feels like 73°
Wind
7 mph SE
Humidity
85%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low 65F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
65°F Clear skies. Low 65F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
10 mph SSE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Clear

Branson

71°F Clear Feels like 71°
Wind
2 mph S
Humidity
97%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Low 68F. Winds light and variable.
68°F Partly cloudy. Low 68F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
3 mph ENE
Precip
9%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Fair

Harrison

70°F Fair Feels like 70°
Wind
3 mph S
Humidity
90%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.
67°F Partly cloudy. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
5 mph E
Precip
9%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Clear

Rolla

70°F Clear Feels like 70°
Wind
5 mph SE
Humidity
94%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Low 64F. Winds light and variable.
64°F Partly cloudy. Low 64F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph SE
Precip
5%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Clear

West Plains

67°F Clear Feels like 67°
Wind
3 mph ENE
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.
66°F Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 66F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
3 mph ENE
Precip
15%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous

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