FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Big pattern changes on the way

Cooler temperatures by week’s end
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 6 hours ago
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Good morning and happy Sunday! Some spots dropped into the upper 30s this morning, but most spots sat in the mid and upper 40s.

You guessed it, yet another warm and dry day is forecast across the Ozarks. The broken record continues the same tune of highs in the 70s to low 80s, plenty of sun, and no rain. Winds will primarily be out of the east, varying north and south throughout the day.

After another cool start in the 40s, the Ozarks will see highs push into the middle 70s to...
After another cool start in the 40s, the Ozarks will see highs push into the middle 70s to about 80° for Sunday afternoon.(KY3)

Lows will dip into the 40s and 50s again, leaving the Ozarks with a pleasant and crisp fall evening.

Wash, rinse, and repeat that into Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - with the only difference being a few more clouds Wednesday.

Temperatures will repeat themselves again for Monday. After a cool start, we'll have a warm...
Temperatures will repeat themselves again for Monday. After a cool start, we'll have a warm afternoon with highs around 80°.(KY3)

Two fronts will bring a change in our weather pattern. An isolated shower or two will be possible north of the interstate Wednesday and Thursday. I think most areas will remain very dry, with higher rainfall totals farther north into Central Missouri. Rainfall totals seem to register a few hundredths of an inch. This will not help with our ongoing drought.

We'll be tracking two cold fronts by the middle of next week. The first could bring some...
We'll be tracking two cold fronts by the middle of next week. The first could bring some isolated showers our way. The second will bring more mild, fall air back into play.(KY3)
Even with isolated showers for Wednesday, expected rain amounts look very minor through next...
Even with isolated showers for Wednesday, expected rain amounts look very minor through next Saturday.(KY3)

The second cold front will really cool us off and dry us out. High temperatures by the end of the week will struggle to reach the 70s, and overnight lows may very well dip into the upper 30s for a few nights. High pressure builds in from the north, bringing sunshine back in full force.

Highs will struggle to hit the 70s
Highs will struggle to hit the 70s(ky3)
2 fronts will cool us off
2 fronts will cool us off(ky3)

The following week will feature a slow warm up with highs below average through the extended term. The best chance for rain I’ve seen in awhile seems to arrive by the middle of October, but nothing is certain given how far out this forecast reaches. Fingers crossed we get something beneficial!