Looking at the big picture, we are in a pattern known as an Omega block (low pressure in the west – high pressure in the central US – low pressure in the east). Typically in this pattern, we do okay here in the Ozarks expecting mild temperatures and lower humidity for most of the week. There is some weak energy coming out of the southeast today and tomorrow that will help increase our rain chances some through Wednesday, however, rain will be widely scattered.
Today’s batch of showers has mostly faded and the rest of the night will remain generally quiet with mostly clear skies. Overnight temperatures will be running a bit higher than the last several nights.
Wednesday will have a slightly better chance for rain as the weak disturbance continues to move west interacting with a little higher moisture content in the atmosphere in the afternoon. Rain and thunderstorms still look to be widely scattered wrapping up in the evening. Brief heavy downpours, gusty winds, and lightning will be possible. Otherwise, Wednesday will be warm and generally still comfortable with highs in the low 80s and light winds.
A backdoor cold front will pass through Thursday (moving from the northeast to the southwest) and will keep our mild stretch of weather going into Memorial Day weekend. Thursday will see winds become more east to northeasterly but stay light around 10 mph. Our humidity will also stay on the low end going into the weekend.
Memorial Day weekend is looking fantastic with highs in the upper 70s Friday and Saturday before warming into the low 80s by Monday. Humidity levels will be low with sunny skies most days and only a few clouds by Memorial Day. The overnight will also be comfortable cool.
Back to work weather next week looks warm and a bit more humid with spotty showers returning to the forecast.
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