Wednesday, June 20 Midday Forecast

Scattered showers and storms come with a relief from the heat

Scattered showers and storms come with a relief from the heat --- 

Our streak of 90 degree days comes to an end today as showers/ storms bring relief from the heat!

An upper-level low-pressure center and associated cold front approach the Ozarks this afternoon. We'll be mostly cloudy this morning with isolated storm chances. After 1 PM a line of showers and storms will start to pop along the cold front. This line should make it to the I-44 corridor by 7 PM this evening. 

There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather meaning a few of these storms could be strong to severe. While the threat is low, it's not zero, mostly concerning 60 mph damaging winds, large hail to the size of quarters, and locally heavy downpours. Stay weather aware!

Highs today will be in the middle to upper 80's thanks to the clouds and storm chances.

A few storms linger early tonight with lows in the upper 60's.

By tomorrow the upper-level low will spin over the Ozarks and push east. As the front moves east so will the severe threat. A Marginal Risk continues tomorrow for those east of a line from Rolla to West Plains as the system slowly exits. Threats again will be for damaging winds, large hail, and locally heavy rain.

As the low spins out, scattered wrap around showers/ storms will continue. Highs will be much cooler in the lower 80's. 


Friday the low exits east with the Ozarks sitting on its backside. While a few storms are still possible, I think it will be our most dry, most quiet day. Clouds linger with highs in the lower 80's.

As the storm exits, it leaves in its wake a path of storminess opening up in the upper-levels of the atmosphere. This means that waves of storms will roll through like train cars on a track. Scattered showers and storms will be likely through the weekend with highs in the middle 80's. 

Temperatures nudge towards 90 degrees with isolated storm chances by Monday and Tuesday.

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