Tracking Tropical Storm Barry, Impacts to the Ozarks Early Next Week —
We had another great day with temperatures topping off in the upper 80’s under plenty of sunshine and low humidity! Unfortunately, the low humidity is short lived. Overnight tonight temperatures will drop into the upper 60’s with a few clouds but otherwise mostly starry skies.
Saturday, the humidity begins to uptick ahead of a tropical airmass associated with Tropical Storm Barry. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with temperatures topping off in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s. A few showers cannot be ruled out especially south of the state line. Feel-like temperatures will also uptick with the humidity, reaching the lower to middle 90’s. Overnight lows will drop into the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.
Sunday will be hot and humid as Barry progresses closer to the Ozarks. Temperatures will top off in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s with mostly sunny skies. Overnight lows will drop into the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.
Monday and Tuesday are when areas in the Ozarks will see impacts from what is currently Tropical Storm Barry. Barry will make landfall on the coast of Louisiana and take a northerly path into Arkansas. As it progresses north, it will slowly turn to the east on Monday and Tuesday. With that being said, out eastern counties will see the biggest impact from Barry. Heavy rainfall is possible at times with between 1-2″+ of rainfall. No severe weather is expected at this time. The rest of the Ozarks will see clouds and areas north of I-44 will stay mostly dry through this time period. Temperatures will top off in the 80’s south of I-44 where there will be more cloud coverages. North of I-44 will likely top off in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s. The remnants of Barry will move out Tuesday into Wednesday leaving a few lingering showers on Wednesday.
Thursday through the weekend look hot and sunny with temperatures topping off in the lower and middle 90’s.