Heavy rain will strike a portion of the Ozarks tonight and Tuesday.
It looks like the emphasis will be on areas north of Springfield. Computer models are coming into better agreement on placing this heavy rain in this area by late tonight and into Tuesday.
The rain will amount to several inches. While it looks to be more north of Springfield, trends will be monitored later today to try and nail down a more precise location. As it stands now, the two-day rain outlook from the Weather Prediction Center looks good.
The rest of the week looks warmer. I think the Ozarks will attempt to make it up to near normal temperatures near ninety by the end of the week.
Having stated this, we are generally speaking going to stay cool for the season. What’s working in our favor to stave off excessive heat is a parade of small disturbances which continue to roll over the top of any hot air bubbles which try to take hold over the central U.S. This type of flow will continue for at least the next week. I included the 8-14 day temperature projection (August 5-11) which shows the cool air “bubble” forecast for the Central U.S.