After some wild winds overnight, the much advertised cool down will arrive this weekend.
Overnight, winds up to 70 mph (but mostly in the 55-60 mph range) were reported across the Ozarks. City Utilities reported powers outages in a few locations in Springfield. There are also reports of trees down in a few spots. Here is my video review of radar and storm reports recorded around 2:30 a.m.
While cooler air is coming, it will take steps getting here. Today, we will be cooler than Thursday’s 96° but still record a high near ninety.
The real temperature effect will kick in over the weekend. We’ll spend Saturday and Sunday in the seventies during the late afternoon.
Much of the same can be said for next week. A large upper-level low will slowly travel westward over the northern and central U.S. This will keep us cool for the season. Highs will probably only reach into the seventies during this time. Lows will drop into the fifties a few mornings next week!
Afternoon showers and even a thunderstorm cannot be completely ruled out. A few showers/storms could be around in eastern Missouri over the weekend and possibly into a portion of the Ozarks as well.