It was a mild and quiet night over extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks. Temperatures were in the 60s under clear skies and light winds. These quiet conditions will continue today as readings warm into the 80s' this afternoon.
By this evening, thunderstorms are expected to develop across northeast Oklahoma and south central Kansas. A moisture tongue and instability axis will set up in this area, interacting with a cold front approaching from the northwest. Severe storms are becoming likely west of the Ozarks, however, we're less confident that sufficient instability will be present for severe storms on the Missouri side.
As of now we will continue mentioning the risk for 50 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail west of Springfield.
This would be our first fall type cool air.
WEDNESDAY - WEEKEND
Temps on Wednesday will struggle to warm out of the 60's with 40's again Wednesday night.
The extended period of dry weather will continue through Saturday evening. Warmer air will spread in as southerly breezes return.
Models have sped up our next system over the weekend as a cold front moves in Saturday night into Sunday. Looks like this feature will bring a period of showers and thunderstorms. www.taneyweather.com