Rain and thunder developing with moderate to heavy rain possible north of Springfield strong winds too along with falling temps
Mostly Cloudy to Cloudy with heavy morning drizzleFRIDAYUpper 50s
Mostly Sunny and warmer
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It is going to be a dark and stormy night across the Ozarks. Rain is currently developing out west and will move across the region this evening. Rainfall could be quite heavy along and north of I-44. The highest amounts could approach one to two inches. Strong winds are also going to be a factor, between midnight and 8am they will blow from the northwest between 20-35 mph with higher gusts possible. If all of this isn't bad enough the temperatures are going to fall like a rock once the cold front passes. Temperatures could drop at a rate of 5 degrees an hour for a bit before settling to the mid 30s by morning. Thursday should be a dreary day with very heavy drizzle or mist in the morning and gusty winds. Both the wind and drizzle will slow down or end by the afternoon. Temperatures will not recover much as the cold air drains across the Ozarks.