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Good morning! Storms have developed right on cue early this morning on the northeast edge of a warm front draped over eastern Kansas into Oklahoma. I expect the storms to continue expanding a bit this morning as they drop southeast, bringing locally heavy rain and perhaps some hail. With some early sun on the southern edge of these storms it's possible the storms re-strengthen this afternoon and continue pushing south, but this makes for a nightmare temperature forecast. Much of Missouri will stay in the 70s, but far western Missouri and Arkansas may get into the 80s. The front won't move much tonight so more storms may fire up and move into the Ozarks. By Thursday afternoon we'll see fewer storms as upper level high pressure briefly builds into our region. This will make for a dry Friday with highs back in the 80s. The weekend forecast is problematic as models can't quite get a handle on timing of our next system. They've also gone back and forth on the impact of what's left of the Pacific hurricane Odile. This morning one model brings rain in by Saturday afternoon and clears it out by mid-day Sunday. Another brings the remnants of Odile directly across us on Sunday with very heavy rain, not clearing us out until Monday. This will probably change again before we get there, but we do have a cold front dropping in as well so at least scattered storms are possible Saturday and Sunday. Cooler weather will return for next week.

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Video: Storms to spread through the Ozarks today

11 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
Heavy Thunderstorms and Rain
65° F
18° C
Heavy Thunderstorms and Rain
  • Feels Like: 65° F 18° C
  • Wind: 10 mph 17 kph at SE
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Dew point: 63° F 17° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 6:56 AM CDT
  • Sunset: 7:17 PM CDT
Last updated 12:21 PM CDT on September 17, 2014

Springfield Weather Almanac

Normal High: 80°
Normal Low: 57°
Record High: 96° in 1953
Record Low: 39° in 1903
Sunrise: 6:56 am
Sunset: 7:17 pm
Moonrise: 1:03 am
Moonset: 3:22 pm
Today's Moon Waning crescent