Another nice late-April day is going into the books. Waves of showers the past two days have been running into a wall of dry air, keeping most areas dry. This is a good news, bad news scenario. The pattern has been quiet, but we could use some rain. Thursday is shaping up to be our day for that.

The core of a strung-out storm over the Southern Plains will slip east across the Ozarks Thursday, overpowering the dry air and delivering some much-needed rainfall. Shower activity looks pretty sparse tonight, but will pick up in coverage from the southwest by Thursday morning. Showers will continue on and off throughout the day making for damp and cool conditions with temperatures that will struggle to warm through the 50s.

There is another storm system forecast to once again go just to our south leaving the Ozarks mostly dry on Friday night into Saturday. A stronger cold front is set to move through Saturday evening. Temperatures will be trending toward the chillier end of the spectrum Sunday into Monday with 30s a possibility Monday morning and maybe again Tuesday morning.

The pattern is a quiet one with rain tough to come by from Saturday through Wednesday of next week. Temperatures will be trending higher too with highs back in the 70s by the middle of next week. Storms may return to the area later next week as a cold front drops in from the north.