Fair weather clouds and milder
Increasing clouds; showers and storms very late at night in the West
Slight risk for severe storms
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Three Day Outlook
WARMER SUNDAY... THANKS TO SOME SUN
Today's high was only 49º in Springfield, but most of the Western parts of the Ozarks were able to reach close to or just above 50º.
DRY, OVERCAST MONDAY
Pacific moisture is clearing moving over the Rockies and the Central Plains toward our backyard. This will help hold temperatures at a milder level than earlier this morning when lows dropped into the mid 20s. SEVERE STORM RISK TUESDAY
Rain and thunder may begin as early as late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. And this has big implications for what happens Tuesday afternoon and evening in the severe storm arena.
If rain begins early and lasts into the day, the amount of instability available for larger storms to form will be limited. But if rain holds off, severe storms may have an easier time forming in Northern Arkansas (where there's a Slight Risk of storms already) and Southern Missori counties including the Ozarks.
The main threats at the moment include heavy rain, hail and straight-line winds.
Wind shear is present to encourage tornadoes and stronger thunderstorms, but the amount of (or lack of) instability may end up being the most important ingredient to this forecast puzzle.SNIDELY STAMP GOES TO...
Friday. First, it's Friday... and then you add a dry day with a high near 60º. I think I heard someone say "winning" during the weathercast tonight.
Enjoy your week,