A line of rain and storms headed for the Ozarks last night and was better at dumping rain when it first arrived. Radar rain estimates show perhaps over an inch of rain fell over portions of Bates, Vernon and Barton Counties. No severe weather was reported with this line. I included a photo of how the line looked as it moved into southwest Missouri.
The rain is all but gone now. There is a chance for some more showers and storms to develop today but the air is pretty stable and the cool front weak so don’t count on much more.
The latest drought monitor is out and all of northern Arkansas and portion of southern Missouri are now in severe drought. Last night’s rain fell in the wrong place to help these areas!
Today and Friday will be relatively cool days for the Ozarks. Friday will see a rebound well into the eighties. This weekend looks hot with a peak temperature somewhere in the middle nineties anticipated. Another weak weather system will provide some cooling come Tuesday and Wednesday. While there are some rain chances with this system, they look small at this time.
The tropical Atlantic basin is showing some activity. Category One Hurricane Chris is spinning harmlessly in the north Atlantic. Meanwhile, there might be a tropical disturbance brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. This is projected to affect Florida over the weekend.
I have a look at the latest drought monitor maps plus one projection of what the Gulf of Mexico storm might do on today’s video log: