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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Humid with a Chance for Storms

Highs near 90 with a heat index near 100
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 55 minutes ago
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Interesting forecast taking shape! A weak ridge of high pressure is building over the Ozarks. This will increase the heat and humidity. The issue is that there is a front in northern Missouri.

A few morning storms are possible Thursday
A few morning storms are possible Thursday(ky3)

Thunderstorms will form off of this feature and should track south-southeast. This should bring a chance for storms to our northern counties both Thursday and Friday. How far south these complexes track will have a big impact on temperatures. Cloud cover Thursday should hold highs to the upper 80′s in Missouri and near 90 in Arkansas.

Here are the forecast temperatures for Thursday
Here are the forecast temperatures for Thursday(ky3)
Here are the Feel
s Like projections for Thursday
Here are the Feel s Like projections for Thursday(ky3)

Another round of storms is possible north of I-44 on Friday. However it appears that the warm air will rush in and lift the highs to around 90.

The front then sags south to the I-44 corridor late Saturday. The chance for rain will increase with morning storms near Stockton Lake which will track southeast during the day. Morning lows will be a muggy 72 with a high of 85.

Multiple rounds of rain are forecast this weekend
Multiple rounds of rain are forecast this weekend(ky3)

The next issue is how far south does the front track Sunday? If it hangs up farther north then there is a better chance for rain along and south of I-44. If the front drops into Arkansas then the rain should stay in the Natural State. Cooler weather behind the front should cool off highs to the low 80′s.

There is a day to day chance for thunderstorms each day next week. High temperatures will gradually warm back to the mid 80′s with lows staying in the 60′s.