It rained nicely at my house in southeast Springfield twice in connection with our latest cool front. Generally, the rains were better south and east of the city. Portions of Webster, Wright, Christian, Ozark, Texas and Howell Counties seemed to be the hot spots for rain (see map).
The rain connected with the front is over now. High pressure centered over South Dakota at this hour will be dominating our weather for a few days. Temperatures were on the chilly side at 7 am with a handful of thirties on the map and some record low temperatures possible.
The Ozarks will drop into the fifties for the next few mornings as this high continues to move closer. Daytime maximums should be in the seveties and perhaps lower eighties, averaging about 10 degrees below normal.
There is a boundary just southwest of the area this weekend. Most rain and storm activity should stay just at arms length from the Ozarks however a few could creep into the far west and southwest corner of of Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
Next week looks to average below seasonal temperatures with a gradual warming trend. Our next best shot at rain appears to be late Thursday and Friday.