Another warm and breezy day is in store for us today. Pressure gradient continues to tighten as a mid-level trough pushes east through the Central Plains throughout the day. Southerly winds will gust to around 20-25 mph today. Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s with mostly cloudy skies.
Rain will begin to creep into the area around noon today and push east through Saturday morning. Thunderstorms are still possible overnight Friday into Saturday. Latest guidance shows an area near Branson by the MO/AR border with greatest risk for thunderstorms. So, a few rumbles of thunder may occur, but severe weather is not expected. However, with the freezing levels being much lower in December, it wouldn`t take much lift for small hail to form in convective updrafts. Rainfall amounts will be least in southeast Kansas with higher amounts east of highway 65. Rainfall amounts will be around 0.10-0.50 inch across the area.
Tonight expect southerly winds to stay elevated around 20-25 mph. Lows will be in the upper 30s as the cold front pushes through.
Saturday`s high temperatures near upper 40s as that cold front continues to push through.
As for Sunday, skies begin to clear out, but highs will only reach the lower 40s. Drier
weather returns next week and high temperatures will be warming back into the low to mid 50s.