Understanding Rain Chances

Is it Going to Rain Today?

Is it going to rain today? Such a common question, and with an answer that is perceived many different ways. Find out what the meaning of the probability of precipitation is. A 20% chance of rain and 50% of rain is interpreted differently.

Hot weekend, rain possible on Labor Day

Temperatures will remain in the low 90s Friday-Sunday, with heat indices between 94-98. Rain chances return overnight Sunday into Labor Day. 

Find out how double rainbows form

Double Rainbow

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Developing strong El-Nino and winter weather

El-Nino is forecast to be strong through the winter.

Hot, dry start to September

Feeling more like fall by mid-September

Decreasing temperatures, less daylight in September

Average high temperatures cool to 73 by the end of September.

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As we leave the month of August behind, above average temperatures make a comeback.

As September quickly approaches and the summer season nears its last few weeks, hot temperatures are not expected to make an exit from our region, at least for this upcoming week.

Sluggish, Lingering Front Brings Slight Chance for Rain

If you are spending your Sunday at the Lake of the Ozarks, there is a chance you will see some afternoon showers.

Spotty weekend storms, warming temperatures

A few storms are possible Saturday afternoon & Sunday.

Few showers, storms possible Fri- Sat

A weak cold front brings a slight rain chance to Mid-Missouri.

Rain chance Friday, heating up next week

A few showers or t-storms are possible Friday.

Smoke from wildfires moving into Mid-Missouri

Wildfire smoke will move over the area through Wednesday.

Warmer for the end of August, start of September

Temperatures will slowly warm this weekend and next week.

Rainfall Outlook For Last Days of August and Beginning of September

The rainfall outlook is showing below average amounts of precipitation for these last days of August and the start of September.

A line of storms along an apporaching cold front could become severe.

A line of storms along an approaching cold front  could become severe.

Weekend storms and severe threat

Storms are possible this weekend with cooler weather moving in.

Football forecast & weekend storm chances

High school football kicks off with great weather Friday.

Much cooler, wet weather Wednesday

It will feel more like early October Wednesday as rain moves through Mid-Missouri.

Below Avg Summer With Cooler Temps ahead

Compared to the past 5 years, this summer has been one of the coolest. Our warm season has only had 18 days with temperatures at or above 90 degrees.  Mid week this week, we'll look forward to a shot of cool air, which will bring fall-like temperatures by Wednesday.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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