A sizeable line of thunderstorms has developed in Kansas this evening. The current weather charts show this line moving east then diving towards southwest Missouri. The bottom line is that parts of the Ozarks may get wet shortly after midnight. The storms will last until sometime between 8 and 10 am then fall apart. The middle of the day should be dry with a second round of rain possible during the afternoon.
The Labor Day weekend has been mixed weather-wise so far. Today there have been only a handful of showers across the Ozarks with most places seeing sunshine. This evening should be a great time to fire up the bar-b-que. Temperatures will fall to the 70s under a clear sky.
Late tonight a group of thunderstorms will move across central Missouri and this will affect our northern counties. I am thinking generally along and north of Highway 54. A front gets draped across the Lake of the Ozarks region during the afternoon and this could provide the focal point for additional storms.
Areas along the Missouri Arkansas border will have a much nicer day to play on the water. High temperatures Monday should again approach the low 90s south with upper 80s more likely north. Heavier rain becomes possible for the entire area Monday night and Tuesday morning as the front slowly works south to southern Missouri. Tuesday could see more thunderstorms in the afternoon again area wide.
A few morning storms are possible before giving way to drier conditions Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. Highs will warm back to the low 90s. A strong cold front pushes is forecast for the Ozarks next Friday. This will produce more storms and usher in the first batch of cool air for September.