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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Off and On Strong Storms This Week

Much colder weekend ahead
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 7 hours ago
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This is an interesting forecast in that there are chances for storms but nothing is set in stone. A clear cool night is in store for the Ozarks as high pressure slides east. Temperatures in the morning will begin in the mid 50s.

Highs will remain in the 70s Tuesday
Highs will remain in the 70s Tuesday(ky3)

A weak disturbance may be producing thunderstorms in northern Oklahoma. This feature will slide towards the Ozarks. The question is will the storms have enough energy to survive into the Ozarks before dying.

The cloud cover associated with these dying storms will be enough to hold temperatures to the mid and upper 70s. A stronger batch of storms is possible by Tuesday evening over Kansas that have a chance of making it into the Ozarks. These storms may be capable of producing hail and gusty winds.

A few strong to severe storms are possible Tuesday evening
A few strong to severe storms are possible Tuesday evening(ky3)

The storms should clear out by Wednesday afternoon allowing the temperatures to jump to the mid 80s. Thursday looks like a pretty day. A mix of sun and clouds is forecast along with high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.

Highs jump to the 80s Wednesday
Highs jump to the 80s Wednesday(ky3)

A very strong but slow moving cold front approaches the Ozarks on Friday. Much of the day should be nice with a partly cloudy sky. Thunderstorms are forecast to erupt by evening and these may also be severe. The threats again would be large hail and damaging winds.

Another round of strong to severe storms is possible Friday night
Another round of strong to severe storms is possible Friday night(ky3)

This front will make slow progress east so storms may train overnight producing hefty rain amounts. The rain should slowly come to an end Saturday. Colder weather will filter in behind this front. Highs are likely to be in the 60s both Saturday and Sunday. The low Sunday morning may dip into the mid 40s.

Highs in the 60s are likely this weekend.
Highs in the 60s are likely this weekend.(ky3)

Once we warm back up early next week the chance for rain will also ramp back up.