A shift in the traditional placement of summertime upper air features will mean a cooler pattern of air for the Ozarks which will probably last until the Fourth of July.
The heat so far this June has been fairly manageable. We hit 91 three times so far for our hottest temperature. Today and Thursday however will exceed that reading. Thursday will be the hottest day as we head into the middle nineties over the Ozarks.
But cooler changes are in the works. The insert shows a dipping south of the jet stream winds over the eastern two thirds of the country by early next week. This type of pattern provides cool air at the surface for much of the U.S.
We’re talking about high temperatures only reaching the lower eighties on Sunday and Monday.
What about the transition? Well, some rain and storms still look probable for at least a part of the Ozarks. This rain chance still looks most likely late Thursday night and into Friday.
Other rain chances include over the eastern Ozarks later today and also with another disturbance late in the weekend.