The disaster the headline refers to is simply a busted forecast. Don’t worry about Fayetteville. Despite a dry forecast and forecasts that ranged from “sunny” to “partly cloudy” instability related to a system moving through the northern Plains kicked a little moisture south towards the Ozarks. This meant several things. More clouds, temperatures that were off by 4-7 degrees from the forecast and a ten minute window of light rain that threw everyone off by just a bit. There were three outlets that had the exact same forecast, and those three had the top spot when all was said and done. Accuweather, The Weather Service and Weatherbug ended with a tie.
Actuals: Saturday – High 88, Low 64
Sunday – Trace of rain, High 85, Low 72