Another day, another round of steamy weather and storms. Another batch of storms bubbled up Monday, focusing across Southern Missouri. Isolated severe weather came with a few storms, but flooding was the main headline. A soupy air mass and a weak storm rippling along a front have been enough to produce pockets of very heavy rainfall. A few Flash Flood Warnings have been posted for areas from Springfield east through Shannon County into the late evening hours. The good news is that rain rates in those areas have fallen with the heavier rain shifting east of the Ozarks.
Showers will remain possible throughout the night throughout the overnight but will be lighter and more widely scattered.
We may have some foggy weather by morning. Visibilities have already dropped north of I-44 as cooler air works into a humid air mass. Some of the model guidance has been pinpointing I-44 for dense fog near sunrise.
Our May weather finally gets back on track and leaves the June warmth behind starting Tuesday. The day looks a little gloomy for much of the day with clouds and light showers lingering, especially near I-44. This will make for a much cooler day with highs ranging from the upper 60s to 70s in areas to the north and south that can break into some sunshine by late afternoon.
Temperatures Tuesday night will fall into the mid-50s and temperatures will climb to around our average Wednesday afternoon reaching the mid to upper 70s under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. Expect similar conditions Thursday before another storm system and cold front sweep through Friday.
Friday’s cold front will provide more rain chances across the area. The timing is not agreed upon in the latest data, but a Friday daytime timeline for the rain and cold front is looking like the best track. This system will leave us mild and sunny for the weekend.