FIRST ALERT WEATHER: A warm wind today, rain tomorrow
Heavy rain is expected Tuesday night
Happy Monday! We saw a very nice day on Sunday with highs around 60°, and today we’re going to “blow that away,” literally and figuratively. The wind is going to be quite gusty, with top speeds of 45-50 mph in western Missouri and near 40 mph in the Springfield area.
Though we’ll see some increase in clouds, temperatures will warm into the middle 60s this afternoon. It will be cooler in the eastern Ozarks where low clouds may develop this morning, with upper 50s along highway 63.
A cold front will drop into the area tonight and some showers are expected along and either side of it. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s near Stockton to lower 50s near Mountain Home.
A few early showers are expected tomorrow, with more widespread rain developing again by midday or afternoon.
Highs will be in the 40s and lower 50s tomorrow thanks to the clouds and rain.
Rain could be heavy at times Tuesday night into Wednesday as a strong storm approaches from the west.
Rain totals could be in the 2-4 inch range over southern Missouri and northern Arkansas by late Wednesday! This will mean some localized flooding risk and some rises on the area lakes.
We’ll stay relatively mild through Thursday, but a secondary storm system will bring colder air and perhaps even some light snow Thursday night and Friday. Friday’s highs will only be in the 30s, but we’ll see a warmer weekend as the sun returns. Rain could return again early next week.
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