For the first time in a very long time, rain moved through much of the Ozarks. Amounts were heaviest north of the interstate with little to no rain to the south. Springfield officially picked up 0.02″, the first measurable rainfall in nearly 3 weeks. Tuesday’s round of showers will slip east out of the area this evening with moonshine and quiet weather for much of the rest of the night.
Round #2 of rain will begin shortly before sunrise Wednesday as a cold front moves in. It’s looking like this is shaping up to be a narrow band of showers along and just behind the front. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will dash southeast through the area, exiting near noon.
It doesn’t look like we’ll see anything severe with this round, but there’s a low risk for an isolated strong storm or two along the front Tuesday afternoon before it exits. The risk area will be from the Bull Shoals Lake region east.
The pattern will get stingy with rain chances again after Wednesday’s front. The next big weather story will come with colder weather and frost potential early next week.