So many Springfields, so little time! Today we venture to Springfield, Missouri. Sorry if you were wondering about Springfield, IL, or Springfield, MA, or….
At 352pm CDT, the temperature at Springfield, MO was 74 degrees under fair skies. A slow-moving mid-level disturbance has been kicking up plenty of showers and thunderstorms over the Southern Plains as it treks slowly towards the east. This feature is at the southern tip of an overall upper-level trough that has brought record-setting cold to the central and eastern US, with highs only topping out in the 60s and low 70s in portions of KS/OK in the last couple days. Some rain showers are slowly moving in from the west as this feature moves through, and some could linger past midnight into the early morning hours of Friday. They shouldn’t stick around long as they continue eastward, but should lead to a cloudy start to the day Friday. Temps should creep towards the mid 70s once again as only brief bursts of sun get through during the afternoon hours. Luckily, this feature will continue eastward over the TN Valley on Saturday, making way to mostly sunny skies under high pressure for Saturday, a good start to the weekend!
Friday: A brief, early morning shower possible, dry for remainder of day but stays mostly cloudy. High 77, Low 58.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 82, Low 60.
TWC: Friday: Chance of morning showers, then partly cloudy. High 78, Low 58.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 83, Low 59.
AW: Friday: An A.M. shower, mostly cloudy. High 74, Low 58.
Saturday: Partly sunny and warmer. High 80, Low 60.
NWS: Friday: Slight chance of early morning rain shower, partly sunny during the day. High 76, Low 58.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 81, Low 59.
WB: Friday: chance of a morning thunderstorm, then partially clearing. High 73, Low 59.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 81, Low 61
WN: Friday: Partly cloudy. High 75, Low 61.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 81, Low 64.
It’s dry right now, but we see some of those rain showers moving in from the west. This shouldn’t affect many of our plans as we move into the weekend however.