Hot Today; Alberto Impacts Start Tomorrow

Another hot day is expected today as highs warm into the upper 80s to near 90┬░ by this afternoon.

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Isolated storms may form this afternoon. Any storms that form will likely contain plentiful lightning, heavy rain, and perhaps some gusty winds. The HRRR model does a good job displaying the isolated nature of the storms, if they do from.

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Any storms that do form should wane after sunset. Overnight lows will drop into the upper 60s.

Memorial Day

More storms may be possible during the afternoon on Memorial Day. A northwest moving band of storms may form in the afternoon thanks to Tropical Storm Alberto. These storms may contain plentiful lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds. Area boaters should monitor the weather conditions. Highs will once again top out in the upper 80s.

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Monday night lows will drop off into the upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies.

Alberto Comes Tuesday

The most sensible impacts from Alberto will likely come on Tuesday. Heavy rain and gusty winds may move into the region on Tuesday. This will keep temperatures in the mid 80s as opposed to the upper 80s.

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According to the Weather Prediction Center, there is a “slight” risk (Level 2 out of 4) of excessive rainfall on Tuesday. This rainfall will likely continue into Wednesday, providing us with 1-4″ of rain. If you come to a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

Good Memorial Day weekend everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the site, but I’m going to begin updating daily again.


Like the past few days pop-up showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon as highs top out in the upper 80s. Yesterday, we saw that these storms can produce copious amounts of rain if they remain stationary, so flash flooding may be an issue if storms form this afternoon. If you come to a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route.

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Temperatures will cool into the mid to upper 60s overnight as any thunderstorms that form should wane after sunset.

Rinse and Repeat Sunday

Another hot day is expected Sunday as upper level ridging works into the region. A pretty monotonous surface pattern will once again lead to highs in the upper 80s and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Again, these pop-up storms should remain fairly isolated across the region.

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Clouds will work into the region from the south overnight. This will lead to mild low temperatures dropping only into the low 70s.

Memorial Day Forecast

Some clouds should remain in place on Memorial Day. This may help keep temperatures from getting too hot as highs will likely top out in the mid 80s. An isolated, pop-up afternoon storm may once again be possible. Overall, it appears a very nice Memorial Day is on tap. Calm winds may give way to an easterly breeze in the afternoon. Some gusty easterly winds may be possible on area lakes.

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Trouble in the Tropics

Looking ahead, the main area of concern comes in the Tuesday through Wednesday forecast. Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and will likely move in our direction over the next few days.

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Rainfall and gusty winds will be the main concern as the remnants track across the region. Current forecasts call for 1-3″ of rain for the region over the next 7 days. A wobble in the track of Alberto can change this amount so stay tuned to later forecasts.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Hot Conditions Continue

We’ll be entering the hottest stretch of 2018 thus far this weekend. It seems we only had about one week of Spring before we hopped into Summer!

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Upper level ridging will move into the place throughout the day today. This, combined with gusty southwest winds will lead to temperatures in the upper 80s. A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect today, so boaters beware of rough lake water conditions.

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An isolated shower may be possible this evening, but coverage should remain limited. Lows will drop into the upper 60s.

Hot Saturday

Another hot day is expected Saturday as that upper level ridge remains in place across the region. Gusty southwest winds will once again lead to highs in the upper 80s. Overnight lows will once again drop into the upper 60s.

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Hotter Sunday

The aforementioned upper level ridge will strengthen some on Sunday. This may intensify heating across the region, pushing high temperatures into the upper 80s to even low 90s.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Hot, Summer-like Pattern Moves In

A warm front is lifting through the region this morning. This will provide gusty southwest flow to the region, leading to highs in the mid 80s this afternoon. A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect across the region as the gusty southwest winds may be enhanced over open bodies of water.

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An isolated shower or storm may be possible during the late afternoon and evening hours. The severe weather threat should remain north of the region as shown in the graphic below. Overnight lows will drop into the mid 60s.

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Another hot day is expected on Thursday as a cold front exits the region to the north, leading to sustained southwest flow. Once again highs will be in the mid 80s, though we may even creep into the upper 80s by the afternoon. Overnight lows will once again drop into the mid 60s.

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An upper level ridge will move into the region on Friday. This, combined with continued southwest flow will lead to hot conditions. Highs will top out in the upper 80s.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

 

Nice Today & Tuesday; Mid Week Storm Chances

A nice and dry day is expected across the region to begin the work week. High pressure has settled into the region, pushing all the rain potential to the south of us. Highs will warm into the upper 70s under mostly sunny skies. Overnight lows will drop into the low 50s.

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Another wonderful day is forecast Tuesday as high pressure remains in the area. Afternoon highs will once again top out in the upper 70s under mostly sunny skies. Tuesday night lows will drop into the mid to upper 50s.

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A bit of a warm front will work through the region Wednesday morning. This may produce some showers and thunderstorms. A warmer and more humid air mass will move into place on Wednesday, leading to highs in the low to mid 80s.

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Strong to severe storms may form during the afternoon and evening hours across the region. These storms may produce hail and gusty winds. More details will come later regarding the severe weather threat. As of now, the Storm Prediction Center has placed our region in a “marginal” risk of severe weather. Think of this as a level 1 out of 5 threat.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful start to the week!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

 

 

Cooler, Rainy Today

A rainy day is expected across the region. However, temperatures should still warm into the low to mid 70s because we’ll be on the edge of the rain shield for most of the day.

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Gradual clearing of the rain is expected overnight as lows drop into the mid 50s.

Warmer Sunday

A nicer Sunday is forecast as temperatures rise into the low 80s. Isolated afternoon storms will give way to a better chance of storms during the evening and overnight as a cold front moves through the region.

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Very Nice Monday

The cold front will move to the southeast of the area by Monday morning. High pressure will move in place, leading to nice conditions. Highs will top out in the low 70s under mostly sunny skies.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

Wet & Warm End to the Week

A bit of a complicated forecast this morning with a line of storms located to the west of the region. This radar shot was taken around 6 AM and showed a line of storms moving east into the region from southeast Missouri.

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This line of showers and storms should gradually work into the region today. This may limit temperatures some, but we’ll still likely warm into the mid 80s. Gusty southwest winds have prompted a Lake Wind Advisory to be issued today, so boaters be cautious on the water today.

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Showers will move back into the region later tonight as lows drop into the mid 60s.

Wet Friday

More showers and storms are expected Friday as a cold front slowly works into the region from the west. Light showers will be likely throughout the day Friday with an occasional thunderstorm or pocket of heavy rain. Highs will warm into the upper 70s.

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Showers and storms continue overnight as lows drop back into the low 60s. No severe weather is expected at this time, but I’m keeping an eye on it.

Wet Weather Continues Saturday

Showers will remain in the forecast for Saturday, especially during the morning hours. Highs will top out in the mid 70s.

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That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins