Storm Team Forecast Discussion

It’s already muggy this morning and we’ll stay that way for our entire Saturday. Upper level ridging stays in control of our weather for most of the weekend and especially today. This warm and dry air aloft will allow temperatures to climb to the highest degrees we’ve seen so far and keep us dry Saturday. Highs will reach into the mid and upper 90s with heat index values in the triple digits. Once again today the hottest temperatures will be felt along the Kansas, Missouri border. There is a heat advisory in effect for this area from 1-8pm today. Make sure you’re slowing down, drinking lots of water and staying out of the sun as much as possible. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10-20 mph so at times it could feel a little breezy. A cold front approaches the area from the north tonight which could spark up a few storms for our northern counties after midnight, most of us stay dry. This frontal boundary will surge south throughout the day Sunday causing an isolated chance for storms mainly Sunday afternoon. We’ll be in the lower 90s Sunday and then fall into the 80s for the rest of next week thanks to much cooler air moving in behind the front.

Next week should be really pleasant. Temperatures stay in the low to mid-80s in the afternoon and low 60s for the morning all next week which is below average for this time of year. There is an isolated chance of pop-up storms Thursday and Friday.

7-Day Forecast

Springfield Current Conditions

73° F
23° C
  • Feels Like: 73° F 23° C
  • Wind: 12 mph 18 kph at South
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Dew point: 71° F 22° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:13 AM CDT
  • Sunset: 8:25 PM CDT
Last updated 3:52 AM CDT on July 26, 2014
2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.