Tuesday, April 10 Morning Forecast

Last cool day before big warm-up arrives

Last cool day before big warm-up arrives --

FREEZE WARNING in effect again this morning. Lows are at or below freezing. This means kids will want to bundle at the bus stop, pets want to spend more time indoors, and any cold-sensitive/ blooming plants could be damaged. Take them in or cover them up!

High pressure slowly scoots east today. We'll spend most of the day with a north wind until winds shift to the west late. With a north wind and cool high pressure, highs stay on the cool side again today. Expect lower 50's east, and upper 50's/ lower 60's west. Springfield will sit at a high of 59 degrees, the average is 66 degrees.

Tonight winds start to pick up. Southerly winds gust to 25 mph. Expect mostly clear skies and warmer lows only dropping into the lower 40's.

Tomorrow will be breezy and much warmer! Southwest winds will be gusty as high pressure moves east and low pressure develops to the west. Winds will be sustained at 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35-40 mph.

On top of the gusty winds it will be dry with relative humidity dropping to 30%, therefore there will be an elevated fire danger. Please avoid outdoor burning! Fires would spread rapidly! Stay up to date with the forecast - it is likely that Wind Advisories/ Red Flag Warnings will be needed.

With the gusty southwest wind pushing in much warmer air and lots of sunshine, temperatures skyrocket into the middle 70's! 75 degrees in Springfield tomorrow!

Another breezy, warm, and mostly sunny day on Thursday. Southwest gusts continue up to 30-35 mph and highs easily make it into the middle 70's, some spots could even flirt with 80 degrees! I'm forecasting 79 degrees for Springfield.

By Friday the developing low to the west that will keep us breezy Wednesday and Thursday will finally approach the Ozarks. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely in the late afternoon and evening. We'll have enough instability (fuel for strong thunderstorms), wind shear (change in wind speed/ direction with height), and moisture (dew points surge into the 60's) to pop strong/ severe thunderstorms. Stay tuned to the latest forecast as we update time, place, and modes of severe weather for Friday!

Highs on Friday will still be warm with a south wind in place most of the day. Temperatures make it into the lower 70's despite increasing cloud cover.

Thunderstorms will be likely Friday night. A few showers could linger Saturday as the front could be slow to move out. A few showers, breezy, and much cooler 50's on Saturday under mostly cloudy skies.

Northwest winds will push in much colder air by Sunday. Mostly cloudy with highs likely getting stuck in the low to middle 40's!

Mostly sunny and trending warmer in the 50's by Monday.

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