Muggy, Warmer, More Rain Ahead

 Posted by at 9:36 am on July 31, 2013  Daily Weather Blog  Add comments
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July Precipitation in Springfield

July Precipitation in Springfield

After a foggy start, the day will warm and with not much wind and high humidity, it will feel “close”!

The clouds will slowly break today.  Temperatures will respond by climbing into the middle eighties.  I don’t see a meaning full chance for showers for today.

The same can be said for Thursday.  A tad warmer with more sunshine is on tap with readings ending up in the upper eighties.

Beginning on Friday, showers and storms will return to the Ozarks. This will mark the beginning of a period featuring more showers and storms that will last into the weekend.

Severe Storm Outlook for Friday

Severe Storm Outlook for Friday

As will all of these summer patterns featuring flow from the northwest, it is hard to pin down the exact arrival of shower and storm clusters.  There is a slight risk for some severe storms as outlined by the Storm Prediction Center for Friday.

The overall pattern of wet weather is shown in the latest 7 day total precipitation forecast. This target is moving: it was centered more over the Ozarks on Tuesday, now it is shifted more northeast.  I expect more adjustments as we get closer to Friday and the weekend.

The extended rain chances mean temperatures will have trouble heating to above normal.

 

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