Rain and storms likely early, then clearing from north to south
Sunny, breezy, and cooler
Satellite & RadarHeat Index
Good morning! A strong cold front sits in Kansas this morning and will be causing some big changes in our weather later today. The radar will likely stay clear for the first half of the day with a few storms beginning around the lunch hour. The best chance of storms will actually be just behind the cold front as upper level energy increases lift from the north. There will likely be severe weather in some cases with high wind being the main threat. The front will arrive in Springfield around 2-3 pm so most of the region will warm into the 90s before the front hits. Widespread storms are expected along and behind the front with locally heavy rain and very gusty winds from the north. Temperatures will fall fairly quickly with 7 pm readings in the low 70s for much of southern Missouri. Those planning to be out at football games (or whatever) should plan for rain and storms, along with much cooler temperatures and strong winds. The entire system should exit around midnight with much cooler air moving in. We'll see temperatures in the low 50s Saturday morning with highs in the low-mid 70s. We'll fall into the 50s again on Sunday morning with highs in the upper 70s to around 80. A slow warming trend is expected next week with dry weather until at least Friday.