Tuesday, July 7 Overnight Forecast

Weather

Hot weather isn’t going anywhere, but we should see better rain chances developing later this week.

The pattern is still stuck on repeat with Wednesday looking like the past couple of days. Sunny skies in the morning will give way to clouds bubbling up near noon. The atmosphere looks a little less supportive of rain Wednesday afternoon resulting in less coverage of isolated afternoon showers. Isolated showers that do fire up will tend to focus across areas further east. Temperatures will once again climb into the low 90s.

The pattern will shift into a wetter mode by Thursday as the jet stream carves out a trough in the Eastern U.S. This will open the door to increased rain chances Thursday through Sunday. Pockets of upper-level energy will generate clusters of storms that will drop in from the northwest starting Thursday. It’s unclear if a wave of storms will move into the area, or lingering upper-level energy will trigger scattered storms. Either way, look for showers and thunderstorms to be more widespread on Thursday. The later scenario for storms would allow temperatures to warm up into the 90s.

Another cluster of storms is expected to develop in the area Thursday night into early Friday. This activity will tend to favor Western Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. There could be some stronger storms Thursday or Thursday night that could generate strong winds.

Lingering rain Friday morning should quickly clear out with the rest of the day and night looking mostly dry. Clouds will thin out by afternoon with sunshine pushing temperatures up to near 90°.

Saturday looks hot with highs in the low to mid 90s. Storms can’t be ruled out during the day, but storms look more likely Saturday night into early Sunday. Once again, strong winds will be possible with the stronger storms.

Morning clouds Sunday will thin out to partly cloudy skies by afternoon with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s. A few isolated showers may try to pop up, but most areas will remain dry.

Hot temperatures and dry conditions will become the norm early next week as a summer ridge builds east into the area. The ridge is expected to expand east and strengthen throughout the week setting the area up for the hottest stretch of weather of the summer so far. Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 90s by Tuesday and they could inch a bit higher later in the week as the ridge centers itself over the area and the ground dries out. Rain will be tough to come by too.

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Clear

Springfield

74°F Clear Feels like 74°
Wind
3 mph
Humidity
73%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy with late night showers or thunderstorms. Low around 70F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
71°F Partly cloudy with late night showers or thunderstorms. Low around 70F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
7 mph S
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Few Clouds

Branson

73°F Few Clouds Feels like 73°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
83%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms later during the night. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
71°F Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms later during the night. Low 71F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wind
6 mph SW
Precip
50%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Broken Clouds

Harrison

74°F Broken Clouds Feels like 74°
Wind
6 mph NNW
Humidity
87%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mainly clear. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
72°F Mainly clear. Low 72F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph SSW
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Broken Clouds

Rolla

70°F Broken Clouds Feels like 70°
Wind
15 mph NNW
Humidity
87%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Thunderstorms likely this evening. Then a chance of scattered thunderstorms overnight. Low 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
69°F Thunderstorms likely this evening. Then a chance of scattered thunderstorms overnight. Low 69F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wind
10 mph SW
Precip
80%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Clear

West Plains

73°F Clear Feels like 73°
Wind
8 mph NE
Humidity
84%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
71°F Variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wind
6 mph WSW
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous

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