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Temperatures Take a Roller Coaster Ride

BIG changes for the workweek

October 16, 2011|by Abby Dyer, Meteorologist |

Partly Cloudy

Partly cloudy, afternoon thunderstorms likely

TUESDAYUpper 50s
AM rain becoming mostly sunny
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It's been a warm day across the Ozarks!

Near record high temperatures today across the Ozarks!  Several locations have topped out in the mid 80s.  A gusty, dry and unseasonably warm southwest wind developed over the region today as surface high pressure moves south and a weak, dry cold front works its way through the Ozarks.  These conditions have lead to increased fire danger for Sunday, especially to the southwest where winds have been gusting up to 30 mph!

A stong Cold front will bring chances for rain and much cooler weather...

A cold front looks to dip through the Ozarks tomorrow afternoon.  Behind it there is very chilly Canadian air.  We will likely see some showers and thunderstorms tomorrow in association with this front.  Best chances for rainfall looks like late afternoon into the evening hours.  Since showers aren't expected until the late afternoon, we'll have plenty of time to warm up the afternoon high temperature into the 70s before the cool rain begins to drop our temps.  Scattered showers are possible through Tuesday morning before we begin to clear up with a mostly sunny sky for Tuesday afternoon.


From 80s to 50s in a matter of two days!

After the showers and thunderstorms move out of the area Tuesday morning, temperatures will have a hard time getting out of the 50s for afternoon highs and 30s for overnight lows.  Chilly, fall-like conditions will stick around through Friday and several locations will likely wake up to frost Wednesday and Thursday morning.  It's time to get the winter clothes out of those closets if you haven't already done so!

Have a great evening,

Abby Dyer
KY3 Storm Team

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