A very active weather pattern is shaping up for the central United States including the Ozarks. One upper level storm is working its way across Nebraska this morning. Dry air has briefly moved into the region but the latest satellite pictures indicate that clouds will redevelop later this morning. Today should feature partly to mostly cloudy skies. There is a possibility of a few scattered thunderstorms for our eastern and southern counties late this afternoon or evening. If any storms do form they will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds. Temperatures today will be mild with highs in the mid 70s. Winds will be breezy but probably not as strong as yesterday.
Monday is going to be an interesting day. The models suggest that the cloud cover will mostly clear out leading to plenty of sunshine. A new storm develops in the plains and tightens the pressure gradient leading to very strong surface winds. Winds will blow steadily between 20-35 mph with gusts nearing 40 mph. A strong cold front enters the region Monday night which will provide at least a chance for storms in the north half of the viewing area. Cold air will follow the front leading to chilly readings the rest of the week.