Happy Tuesday!

November is off to a great start with ideal fall weather today, a combination of sunshine, light winds and warm temperatures. The warmth will stick around for several more days as a storm gears up in the West.

By Friday, winds will ramp up ahead of the developing storm with gusts that could approach 40 mph. The storm will push into the Ozarks Friday night with a band of heavy rain and thunder. Severe weather chances look low at this stage of the game owing to a lack of instability. We’ll have to watch these trends closely though with the storm bringing pretty of wind energy to organize storms.

A quick-hitting round of heavy rain will likely drop 1 to 2″ across much of the Ozarks Friday night into early Saturday. Cooler air will wrap in behind the storm making for a cool start to the weekend.

Warmer weather returns Sunday with highs back in the 70s early next week.