Welcome to August! We’re leaving behind a slightly below average July, in terms of temperatures anyways. August will bring average high temperatures in the upper 80s and a loss of about an hour of daylight. We’re starting the morning off with some patchy fog so you may want to give yourself a little extra time for your commute. Fog clears out during the later morning hours and leaves a mix of sun and clouds for the rest of the day. I do think some places south and east of Springfield could get an isolated shower today but it will be a mostly dry day overall. Today will actually be very pleasant with highs in the low and mid-80s for the afternoon.
The weekend looks amazing as upper level ridging takes control of our weather. Saturday and Sunday will both be mostly sunny with morning lows in the 60s and afternoon highs in the mid-80s. Temperatures reach into the upper 80s and lower 90s by next week. Our next real chance for rain comes Thursday and Friday of next week.