Off to southwestern Missouri for the day’s forecast. Just a few miles to their south or east, and the area is underwater, after over 10 inches of rain has fallen in some places between the Ozarks and the Mississippi since Saturday. Joplin has only received 3.5″, still a lot but a disaster. Tornadoes have also mercifully avoided southwestern Missouri, outside of a minor, damage free twister near the Arkansas border. Will the luck continue?
At 953 AM, CT, Joplin was reporting a temperature of 61 degrees and cloudy skies. Joplin was surrounded by rain, with heavier showers and some thunderstorms over northwestern Arkansas and a band of showers headed towards town from southeastern Kansas. The strong, double barreled area of low pressure continues to develop and redevelop, but it’s gradual eastward progression means that only some post-frontal troughing is found across Missouri by this point.
The nice thing about such a strong, well defined pattern is that after the system finally begins to shunt off to the northeast, a strong ridge of high pressure will be soon to follow. It will take a little time for the weather to clear out tomorrow morning, but much needed dry air will arrive for the area around the Ozarks by tomorrow afternoon. With all the rain recently seen across the region, don’t be surprised to see some dense fog each morning.
Tomorrow – Morning drizzle then clearing, High 70, Low 42
Friday – Sunny and warm, High 77, Low 46
TWC: Tomorrow – A mainly sunny sky High 72, Low 44
Friday – Mainly sunny High 78, Low 50
AW: Tomorrow – Breezy and warmer with plenty of sunshine High 70, Low 41
Friday – Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer High 81, Low 47
NWS, Tomorrow – Sunny High 71, Low 42
Friday – Sunny High 79, Low 46
WB: Tomorrow – Breezy…warmer. Mostly sunny High 71, Low 42
Friday – Breezy. Mostly sunny. High 80, Low 46
I’m glad things are finally clearing up in that part of the world, and I’m also glad I could be the bearer of good news for once. Radar shows a few showers that are still barely hanging on.