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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Rain and wind moving in today

Locally heavy downpours are possible
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 1 hours ago
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Rain showers are on the radar now and we will hold onto some chance for rain and storm activity through Friday as low pressure moves into the area.

A few showers may affect far western Missouri and northwest Arkansas this morning, but most...
A few showers may affect far western Missouri and northwest Arkansas this morning, but most areas won't see rain until after lunch.(KY3)

Far western Missouri and Arkansas have the best chance of getting some morning rain, but a weakening trend should continue with the initial line. By this afternoon and especially this evening, rain will increase, and we may have a little thunder in there at times too.

As low pressure moves closer, showers and a few storms will develop in the afternoon and evening.
As low pressure moves closer, showers and a few storms will develop in the afternoon and evening.(KY3)

Highs will be around 60° give or take today, with a slight drop by afternoon as showers develop.

Clouds will keep temperatures around 60° today.
Clouds will keep temperatures around 60° today.(KY3)

A line of showers and storms will sweep eastward this evening and early tonight as low pressure strengthens and moves into our area.

Rain and isolated thunderstorms will increase in coverage this evening and early tonight.
Rain and isolated thunderstorms will increase in coverage this evening and early tonight.(KY3)

There will be a temporary break in the rain for Arkansas and far southern Missouri, with rain continuing in central Missouri tonight. The wind will weaken some overnight as the low moves by, but then pick up again on Thursday. Rain will wrap around the low for much of the day Thursday, though it will generally be light. Temperatures will be around 50° or so to start the day and will DROP over the west half of the area.

Light rain will spread back across the region on Thursday, and the warmest part of the day will...
Light rain will spread back across the region on Thursday, and the warmest part of the day will be in the morning.(KY3)

There may be a slight bump upwards for the southeast Ozarks, but it won’t be much. Showers will continue Friday, and then the sun returns for the weekend. There could be a few 30s in the mornings both Saturday and Sunday, with afternoon highs around 60°. Another front will move through Sunday but will be dry. Moisture will overrun the front at some point early next week, but models disagree on the specifics. Either way, temperatures look to be below normal much of next week.