FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Humid with a Chance for Storms
Highs near 90 with a heat index near 100
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.
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.
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.
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.