Power outages in Christian County expected to last into Friday; shelter open in Ozark

7,600 customers lost power Thursday afternoon after damage to a transformer. Shelter open for affected customers through the night.


Storm Team Forecast Discussion

One hundred degree heat is going to return to the Ozarks for the next four days. It may be a degree or so cooler tomorrow but honestly close enough that we want to make sure folks know it is going to be hot.

There are three factors that have gone into this decision. The first is that models have been way too cool lately and need to be bumped up. The second is that the ground is brown and dry and thus the reason for the warmer readings and third because the weather feature over us is forecast to get stronger over the weekend which should lead to much hotter conditions.

The heat is not forecast to break down until the middle of next week. Cold front should arrive around Wednesday along with a chance for thunderstorms and cooler readings for Thursday and Friday.

7-Day Forecast

Springfield Current Conditions

78° F
26° C
  • Feels Like: 78° F 26° C
  • Wind: 9 mph 15 kph at South
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Dew point: 67° F 19° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:34 AM CDT
  • Sunset: 7:57 PM CDT
Last updated 10:52 PM CDT on August 21, 2014
There are currently no severe weather alerts.