FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Another stretch of warm and dry weather
Highs will remain well above average
We’ll see a good amount of sunshine today with highs staying well above average. Afternoon readings will be in the middle to upper 80s with a southeast breeze.
No rain is expected. Lows tonight will be mainly in the 60s, with similar temperatures for Friday. In fact, I expect similar temperatures to run all the way through Monday at this point. The Ozarks region will be in between two areas of richer moisture—one to the north and one to the south. The area to the south may try to move north far enough by Saturday that a stray shower or two is possible in parts of north-central Arkansas or south-central Missouri. However, I’m not yet convinced of this scenario. A weak upper low will be sitting near the Gulf Coast, and this will be drawn north by Sunday into Monday, likely just missing the Ozarks to the east. I’ve taken out the chance of showers we had in the forecast for Monday as a result. A much stronger upper wave will move across the northern US on Monday through Wednesday of next week, bringing a strong cold front through the region on Tuesday.
Models have sped the timing up just a bit, so it looks like our main chance for storms will be in the morning and afternoon Tuesday. A few storms could be strong given the dynamics of the system. Much, much drier and cooler air will move in behind the front with a couple of days of comfortable temperatures for the middle of next week.