Looking Back –
Only one reporting station under the freezing point on Wednesday as St. Joseph bottomed out at 30-degrees. Most locations were in the mid to upper 30s. A few scattered 40-degree plus readings across the state. The overnight low in Butler was 40-degrees.
Temperatures rebounded nicely, as all the reporting stations except for Rolla made it past the 60-degree mark. Rolla was at 59-degrees, the State high was 66-degrees at West Plains and Popular Bluff. Butler’s afternoon high was at 63-degrees.
Temperatures here in west central Missouri will return to the mid-60s on Thursday. For the most part this temperature trend will remain the same through next week. The only exception is on Saturday where I see temperatures in the upper50s as a rule.
We’ll see a cold front move through the region on Friday. Basically, this is another of those “dry” frontal boundaries that will do two things. One, drop the temperatures back a few degrees, and shift the winds to a northerly direction.
I look for the front to move through between midnight and 6 a.m. on Friday. So, temperatures will struggle, but will be in the lower 60s for daytime highs.
Temperatures on Saturday will struggle to get to the 60-degree mark. This is because the center of high pressure that will be dominating our weather will be off to the north and west, which will allow for the northerly winds to bring cold Canadian air into the region.
I see temperatures on Saturday to be in the low to mid 50s across the region. Winds will swing around to the south late on Saturday and into Sunday as the aforementioned area of high pressure drifts off into the Great Lakes region, so temperatures will get back into the 60s for the remainder of the 7 Day forecast.
I’m tracking our next chance for rain. Right now it looks like it will pass through the region late Thursday into Friday of next week. I’ll keep my eye on the data as it comes in to see just when and how much rain we could see from it.
Your Quickcast –
Tonight: Mostly clear skies. Lows in the lower 40s.
Friday: Sunny and cooler. Highs in the lower 60s.
Friday night: Clear and cold. Lows in the low to mid-30s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and cool. Highs in the upper 50s.
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