We’ve got some decent rain shots coming up over the next few days. Welcome news!
Also today, much of the Ozarks is under a risk of severe weather, primarily wind damage and small hail. This would mostly apply to storms which form later this afternoon and evening.
As for the severe storms, more are expected to develop and/or move out of the northwest today. The air over Kansas is forecast to become quite unstable today. Also, generally, the overall pattern of jet stream winds favors an increase in speed over the next few days. This will help to organize storms.
I would expected damaging winds to be the main threat (hopefully no more “surprise” tornadoes!) from this storms. I’ll be watching for small-scale details today and update the Ozarks accordingly.
The rain situation is looking very promising for us through the week. Clusters of generous, rain-giving storms will be travel from the northwest toward the Ozarks. It’s just about impossible to give you exact timing of these rain areas but the overall effect will be a nice five day rain potential. The latest rain projection from the Weather Prediction Center is included.
This is of course well rain. Much of the Ozarks slipped into drought conditions, especially in northern Arkansas. This might just nip that in in the bud!