Storm Team Forecast Discussion

10PM Update

All is quiet across the Ozarks tonight. The sky has cleared and temperatures have fallen into the upper 60s and low 70s. Near record lows are still expected by morning. No changes are anticipated to the current forecast.

Previous Discussion

Cool Canadian air is building into the Ozarks this afternoon giving us wonderful late July weather! Tonight could se record or near record lows once again. The records which are most in jeopardy are Joplin, West Plains and Rolla.

Lows are forecast to drop to the mid and upper 50s. Wind will be the deciding factor and if it can remain light then a few lower 50s are possible. Tuesday is going to be a repeat of Monday with ample sunshine and highs in the lower 80s. Humidity levels are forecast to remain low it will be very comfortable.

A weak upper level disturbance will create a chance for showers on Wednesday mainly south of Springfield. Rainfall amounts should not be too heavy but the clouds and rain in the area will hold high temperatures in the 70s. Slightly warmer weather is forecast across the Lake of the Ozarks region where a bit some sun may shine. A couple of stray showers are possible on Thursday but the chance is so small I am going to leave it off the graphics.

The rest of the week and coming weekend look delightful! Temperatures will gradually warm back up by Saturday and Sunday. One issue we are having with temperatures is that the ground is so dry and this is causing temperatures to be warmer than if the ground were still green.

7-Day Forecast

Springfield Current Conditions

61° F
16° C
  • Feels Like: 61° F 16° C
  • Wind: 0 mph 0 kph at North
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Dew point: 56° F 13° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:15 AM CDT
  • Sunset: 8:23 PM CDT
Last updated 2:52 AM CDT on July 29, 2014
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