Isolated small storms in Polk, Cedar, and Dade counties this morning left behind 1-3″ of rainfall causing some very localized flooding concerns. That rain is long gone. A few showers and thunderstorms managed to pop up in the afternoon heat, mainly closer to Central Missouri.

A few isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain possible into the evening with the remainder of the night mainly clear and quiet.

Shower chances will shift even further west Thursday with folks along the Missouri and Kansas state line looking at the best chance for a spotty shower or thunderstorm. Thursday will stay warm in the low to mid-80s with winds becoming more easterly as a backdoor cold front slides through from the northeast.

Thursday’s boundary will play a big role in providing a nice weekend in the Ozarks. Friday will have temperatures around average in the upper 70s under sunny skies and light northeast winds. We begin the weekend chilly Friday night into Saturday morning when temperatures will drop to around 50 degrees. Saturday and Sunday will see more of the same if not just a degree or two warmer to end the weekend.

Memorial Day itself continues to look nice with afternoon temperatures running a little warmer. Skies appear to be mostly sunny on Monday.

Spotty shower and thunderstorm chances slowly increase Tuesday into Wednesday along with overnight lows and afternoon highs. The warming trend should continue into early June with some areas flirting with 90°.