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.

 

 

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 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 032015
 

9-3-2015 5-55-28 AMHigh temperatures right around ninety will be the ticket for the rest of the work-week and into the Labor Day weekend.

An area of high pressure at the jet stream level has built itself into the central U.S., allowing for a steady flow of out of the south at the surface and preventing cool fronts from approaching the area.

Therefore, a steady diet of daily highs around ninety is in the forecast through Sunday.

This wind-flow will begin to change on Labor Day Monday as a cool front drops into the area.  Showers and storms will begin to pop up in the area once again. This threat for rain lasts into much of next week.

Temperatures will cool next week. Eventually, the Ozarks will see high temperatures back in the seventies by the middle of next week.

 

 

 

 

Summer Weather in September

 Posted by at 6:24 am on September 2, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Sep 022015
 

9-2-2015 6-22-58 AMThe Ozarks are locked into a breezy, warm and humid pattern of weather from now through the weekend.

Our average highs will be right around ninety-degrees for the rest of the week with no sign of rain in the forecast.

This warmth is on the heels of a cool August in Springfield where temperatures averaged a tad more than three degrees below the 30 year normal.

Labor Day weekend is coming up and the start of it looks warm and humid.  By Labor day Monday, a cool front starts to affect our weather with shower and storm possibilities.

 

Summer Kicking Back In

 Posted by at 6:13 am on August 31, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Education  No Responses »
Aug 312015
 

8-31-2015 6-07-01 AMIt’s been a cool August but if you’re a fan of summer weather, this is a forecast you will like!

Today, the thermometer should reach into the upper eighties.  By doing so, it would be the first above normal high temperature in Springfield since the 17th, a run of almost two weeks.

This pattern is locked in.  The jet stream is favoring high pressure aloft which nearly always puts the folks below in an above average temperature pattern.

The Ozarks will cruise through this week with high temperatures right around ninety-degrees.  There are no significant rain chances in the forecast presently.

 

Aug 282015
 

8-28-2015 5-32-16 AMA few showers and even a thunderstorm will be possible late today and Saturday as a weak cool front tries to move through the Ozarks.

Because of the shifting jet stream winds, this cool front will fade as it moves into the Ozarks this weekend.  It does carry with it a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms.

Today, showers out in Kansas will slowly advance toward the area.  Rain chances go up a bit in the Ozarks this evening as a result.

On Saturday, the same front will be closer to our area and more scattered showers and storms will be possible.

Temperatures will level out in the middle eighties this weekend with the front, some clouds and the showers around.

Once we get into next week, more of a summer pattern will lock into the central U.S. I expect our highs back into the upper eighties with a ninety degree high a possibility.