It was a nice, summer-like day across the Ozarks with highs in the mid 80s and a mix of clouds and sun. We had breezy conditions all day with winds gusting out of the southwest close to 30 mph. We have one more dry day in the forecast if you want to take advantage of the dry time before rain returns to the forecast. Storms will enter the area on Thursday night and dissipate early in the day on Friday. A frontal boundary will approach the area on Friday on Friday and bring a chance for rain and strong storms with it. Storms could develop by early evening and last through much of the night. Rainfall totals with these cells could total over and inch on Friday alone and we won't see the end of rain chances until the middle of next week.
Saturday and Sunday appear to be the driest days in the forecast with some sun and high temperatures in the mid and upper 80s as the frontal boundary pushes south of the area. If you are looking for outdoor plans on the Fourth of July weekend, these days will be your best bet. There will still be isolated chances for storms but plenty of dry time too.
Better rain chances look to build into the area on Monday and Tuesday as the frontal boundary moves back north into the area and interacts with some upper level energy. We could pick up another couple inches of rainfall in this time frame so you will need to have a backup plan for firework activities and BBQs.