Today was another “keeper” with humidity levels remaining low and temperatures remaining comfortable. We’ll cruise into this evening with mild and quiet conditions.

Clouds will be slow to increase overnight, likely holding off until Friday morning as an area of rain and thunder pushes in from the west. Rain will spill into Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas near sunrise and continue east throughout the morning hours. This first wave will likely fade with the incoming front providing a focus for additional showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon into the evening hours.

The SPC still has areas along and south of the state line outlined for a marginal severe weather risk. This is where there will be more of an opportunity for instability to build and also an area where wind energy looks a little greater. This may result in a few strong to severe storms capable of some hail or strong wind gusts.

Rain amounts will generally be higher to the south, but most locations will pick up less than an inch in the rain gauge. This will keep the flooding risk to a minimum.

The good news is that the weekend will be dry and sunny with temperatures in the low to mid-70s. Humidity will also be low through the weekend with light northerly winds. This appears to be an ideal weekend for getting out and enjoying the Ozarks, whether it’s camping or just doing some hiking.

The nice weather will stay in the area going into next week with temperatures gradually warming up. Humidity levels will be creeping higher too, but shouldn’t get out of hand. Rain chances reenter the picture around Wednesday with a few spotty afternoon showers becoming possible.

It looks like the holiday weekend will be warm and a little humid. There doesn’t appear to be any big storms moving through the region at that time and this will keep the risk of rain on the spotty side.