It was a record-breaking Fourth of July. The record of 99° set back in 1954 was broken yesterday when Springfield hit 100°. Another record or two may fall over the next few days. The best chance for more records would be Friday and Saturday when the records drop a few degrees.
Six out of the last ten days have seen temperature records tied or broken! Here’s a list:
The upper-level winds are shifting around which will lead to a shift west of the huge high aloft which has been responsible for all of the heat. The shift will send a cool front our way late Saturday and Sunday. It will have at least a few scattered storms connected to it, perhaps lasting into Monday.
The front is forecast to push through the Ozarks. This may actually mean high temperatures only in the eighties, a welcome change!
Here’s a video blog showing how the upper atmosphere will change over the next week or so: