FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Little Sun: Lots of Rain

Temperatures close to average
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 37 minutes ago
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Do not expect to see much sunshine this week. Cloud cover is dominate over the center of the country including the Ozarks. The atmosphere is loaded with moisture; and this is leading to overcast skies.

Tonight, cloudy with periods of drizzle and some fog is possible. Temperatures will not drop much and should stay in the mid 40s.

A weak cool front will slide into the Ozarks and lie just south of I-44 by Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures may warm to the mid 50s in Springfield however, some areas of north Arkansas may warm to the low 60s.

Cooler air makes a push south on Wednesday about the same time upper level energy arrives. Moderate to heavy rain will break out by Wednesday evening and last all night. A morning low to 40 is forecast with a high around 52.

A stronger south wind takes shape Thursday as an area of low pressure approaches the Ozarks. The heavy rain will taper off early however some light showers or drizzle may persist into the afternoon. Thursday looks a bit warmer with a low in the upper 40s and highs in the mid to upper 50s.

Cooler air arrives behind this system with Friday having a cloudy sky and highs in the mid 40s. Partly to mostly cloudy conditions are forecast for the Springfield Christmas parade on Saturday. A high temperature around 50 is likely.

Rain moves back into the picture Sunday although this will be light. Look for a high temperature in the upper 40s, along with very windy weather. A strong storm is forecast early next week. In addition to high winds this storm will generate another round of moderate to heavy rain. A few thunderstorms are also possible.