Weekend Cool-Down

 Posted by at 6:24 am on September 18, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 182015

9-18-2015 6-20-00 AMWow, it’s warm for the season, at least for one more day.

We’ll be pushing ninety today as the warm breeze out of the south continues to blow.

Changes are already underway west of the Ozarks as a cold front makes its way closer to us tonight.  Showers and storms are a safe bet in the area by this evening.

A few storms have the ability to become severe northwest of Springfield as they first fire this evening. These storms have a quarter-size hail potential along with some gusty winds. Overall, the threat of widespread severe weather is low.

The cold front will send our weekend temperatures down.  We’ll enjoy high temperatures back in the seventies on Saturday and Sunday.

The pattern of weather next week as calm with near normal temperatures.


Summer to Fall Transistion

 Posted by at 6:22 am on September 17, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 172015

9-17-2015 6-15-44 AMThe Ozarks is in the middle of a breezy and quite warm weather pattern which all changes this weekend.

It’s toasty for this time of year!  I’m forecasting highs close to ninety both today and on Friday.  This will be accompanied by a healthy breezy out of the south and higher humidity.

The next weather-maker is a cold front which will pass through the Ozarks very early on Saturday.  The showers and storms expected with this front will be here on Friday night.  I hoping that Friday night outdoor activities will be o.k. as the rain should wait until later in the evening.

A few showers may linger early on Saturday and another disturbance may fire some showers again on Sunday.

The weekend will definitely be cooler!  I’m looking for highs back in the seventies on Saturday and Sunday with lows dipping into the fifties.



A Tad Hot For the Season

 Posted by at 6:03 am on September 16, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 162015

9-16-2015 5-59-34 AMUnder a persistent south wind, temperatures continue to climb this week with Thursday and Friday being the hottest days.

The humidity is back too and this will slowly rise through the end of the week as well.

The upper level winds are weak with high pressure near the Ozarks.  Out west, a large storm with stronger wind is developing. This system will bring us our next weather change starting late Friday.

Today, there is a very small chance for a shower or some thunder.  But the greater chance for rain comes when out next cool front drops in late Friday and Saturday.


A Taste of Summer This Week

 Posted by at 5:59 am on September 15, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 152015

9-15-2015 5-56-07 AMThe temperature is rising in the Ozarks later this week but today readings will be nice for the season.

Early today, some widely scattered showers will blow through the Ozarks very quickly.  The rest of the day looks dry with slightly cooler than average temperatures for the season.

A persistent pattern of southerly winds will slowly cause both the humidity and temperatures to rise this week.  I’m looking for highs back in the upper eighties by weeks’ end.

A front swings on Friday with a chance for showers and storms.  This will cool the temperatures back down for the weekend.


Rain Possible Today

 Posted by at 6:05 am on September 14, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 142015

9-14-2015 6-05-01 AMAfter a fantastic fall-like weekend, rain showers and some thunder will be possible today.

The rain chance is not associated with another cool front but with a weak disturbance aloft.  This means temperatures will stay warmer this week.

In fact, a very consistent pattern featuring a southerly breeze will lock in all of this week.  I see highs in the middle and even upper eighties by week’s end.



Fall-Feel Starts Today

 Posted by at 6:01 am on September 11, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 112015

9-11-2015 6-00-30 AMThe well-advertised push of fall-like air begins today.

Rounds of rain and thunder moved through the Ozarks last night producing gusty winds and some nice downpours.  The cool front diving the rain is moving through the area early today.

For the next several days, cool morning and mild afternoons will be the rule.  I am forecasting lows to drop into the forties on both Saturday and Sunday morning.

On Saturday, our high temperature will probably stay below 70°!

It’s a dry forecast lasting into early next week.


Sep 102015

9-10-2015 6-00-36 AMToday, our temperatures will be warm but another cool front will drop our weekend temperatures quite a bit!

It will actually be close to seasonal averages today as highs reach into the middle eighties.

The next front will drop in tonight. It will be responsible for a few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm.

Friday will be a different day with a brisk northerly wind, some clouds and temperatures almost 15 degrees cooler!

Saturday will be the fall-like day with daytime readings staying in the sixties!  Look for cool mornings this weekend too.  I’m forecasting low temperatures in the forties on both Saturday and Sunday morning.


Sep 092015

9-9-2015 6-10-10 AMNice soaking rains kicked in yesterday over most of the Ozarks as a move toward much cooler weather is underway.

Springfield’s official rain totals was 1.47″ on Tuesday. Areas of McDonald, Barry and Dade Counties picked up 2-4″ where minor flooding was an issue.  The rain puts us ahead of average for the month of September.

A cool front will finish pushing through the Ozarks today.  One batch of more steady rain will leave the area this morning. Additional scattered showers and storms will be possible later today.

It will be cooler for the rest of the forecast. Highs today and Thursday will stop right around eighty.  On Friday, another cool front drops readings even more.  Highs will stay in the sixties on Saturday with sunshine!

By Sunday morning, I’m forecasting low temperatures to drop solidly into the forties, real autumnal air!

More Rain for the Ozarks

 Posted by at 6:12 am on September 8, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 082015

9-8-2015 6-05-38 AMA shift in the weather pattern starts today as rain chances improve followed by cooler temperatures.

A cool front is in Kansas early today. This front will make slow but steady progress into Missouri by later today.  It is the reason that showers and storms will be on the increase over the Ozarks later today and early on Wednesday.

Rain chances look healthy with 1-2″ totals common over the area. I’m forecasting the heaviest rain potential for areas just east of Springfield.

Today’s front will be backed up by another on Friday which will keep our temperatures very comfortable through the weekend.

Except for today, I think highs will stay in the seventies for the remainder of the extended forecast.

Low temperatures will drop close to the upper forties by the weekend.


Sep 072015

9-7-2015 8-33-47 AMThis Labor Day weekend has been a real summer treat for those who don’t want the fall feel quite yet!

This will all change this week as upper level winds go back to pushing cool fronts through the Ozarks.

Today will be just about the same as the previous two days namely hot and humid with high temperatures in the lower nineties.

By late today, some isolated thunderstorms may begin to pop up. The probability for rain today is still on the low side today.

However, a cool front will affect our weather starting on Tuesday with higher rain chances and eventually much cooler weather.

I’m forecasting rain totals on Tuesday and Wednesday to range between 1-2″.  This will be a nice recharge for our rainfall in the Ozarks since we have gone dry as of late.

Cooler air will be around for the rest of this week and into the weekend. Look for more days with high temperatures in the seventies.