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.

 

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

Aug 272015
 

8-27-2015 5-51-00 AMOur cooler-than-normal temperature pattern will change over the next week but very slowly!

This morning, a batch of showers with some thunder is located in eastern Kansas. This rain is sliding almost due south and might affect the Joplin area through the morning hours.

Otherwise, we continue on track with nice temperatures and low humidity in the Ozarks through early next week.

Another small area of showers my arrive Friday evening and night.

Our weekend looks dry and comfortable and a tad warmer with daily highs climbing into the upper eighties.

Next week looks more summer-like (in September, go figure!) with high pushing near ninety.

 

Aug 262015
 

8-26-2015 6-10-57 AMToday will be another cool and sunny day in the Ozarks!

The area of high pressure which starting pressing in Sunday night is now overhead.  Skies are clear and sunny with this feature.

This type of weather is a real treat for August and we’ve had more days then not with a temperature pattern south of what is average for August.

There are a few signs of showers or perhaps a rumble of thunder Friday night as a weak disturbance whips on through the Ozarks.

I think the weekend will be dry and about right on temperatures for the closing days of August.

All of next week, the jet stream pattern changes to encourage near normal temperatures.

Tropical Storm Erika is on course to be in the Bahamas by Saturday night in very warm waters and a decent environment for development. The National Hurricane Center strengthens Erika to minimal hurricane status by early Sunday near Miami!

Some Showers This Weekend

 Posted by at 6:11 am on August 21, 2015  Daily Weather Blog, Headlines  No Responses »
Aug 212015
 

8-21-2015 6-09-41 AMThe threat for rain looms this weekend but I do see lots of dry hours too.

Even today, a few light showers may slide into areas of southwest Missouri. The chances for rain today are pretty small and anything that does fall would be light.  I do expect a mix of sun and clouds in the Ozarks today.

On Saturday, pop-up afternoon showers and a few thunderstorms will be on tap. These look most likely in the afternoon and in areas from Springfield eastward.

On Sunday, another cool front will swing through the Ozarks by late afternoon.  This should produce more widespread coverage on rain and a few thunderstorms.  I don’t see a great signal for widespread severe storms with this front.

For all of the next week, it’s back to business as usual with warm days, cool night and low humidity!

Aug 202015
 

8-20-2015 5-01-44 AMIt’s a real treat to talk about cool weather in August and my forecast has lots of it!

Now I love summer temperatures too (you can have the high humidity of course!) but it is nice to take a break.

The jet stream flow for the next seven days favors a series of cool fronts passing through the Ozarks. The first of these came through yesterday and our cool morning has been the result.

Temperatures this morning are in the lower fifties with some upper forties being reported.

The high temperatures will average right around 81° for the next four days.  There’s nothing higher than 83° in the seven day forecast!

We do have additional rain chances which happen to time out on the weekend. The first showers and storms may show up as early as Friday night.