We are starting a cooling trend today which will last into the weekend and beyond.
Yesterday, storms hit some areas east and south of Springfield. They produced heavy rains a some high winds. They also contributed to a nice rush of cool outflow which overtook the metro area from the east during the early evening.
Rainfall was spotty but generous. The radar estimate map shows who got the best rains.
As for today, the wind has shifted to the north and northeast and the cooling has started! I don’t expect any rain in the area today. Highs temperatures today will stop in the middle and upper eighties. Expect about the same on Thursday.
By Friday, another ripple in the atmosphere will support rain and storms. This features is slipping more south with time and it appears as if northwestern Arkansas has the best chance for additional meaningful rain (they are in most need).
This weekend looks wonderful! Highs in the lower eighties and lows near sixty as a general rule. Maybe a very slight shower risk Saturday evening.
Monday could produce more generous rain in the Ozarks.