It’s a muggy morning to start off our Saturday and conditions won’t get any better as the day progresses. That same upper level ridge is still strongly in control of our weather keeping us dry and extremely hot all weekend and into next week. There is a Heat Advisory in effect for all of southwest Missouri until Monday evening. Temperatures will be around 100° with heat index values up to 110°. Tuesday will likely be the first day most of the area isn’t in the triple digits. The ridge begins shifting eastward allowing the chance for pop-up afternoon storms and temperatures in the mid-90s. Most of the area stays dry until Wednesday as a cold front moves toward the Ozarks. The models are in disagreement as to when the front will pass however it will be mid to late next week and that will bring our next real chance for widespread rainfall. This will also moderate temperatures a bit. Highs will be in the 80s Thursday through Saturday next week.
Be safe and stay cool out there, this will be the hottest weekend we’ve see in a couple years!