NWS...It appears as though some much needed rain will approach the
region from the west this weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will
become widespread across the region, positioned along a passing
cold front. All locations look to experience measurable rainfall.
As far as timing is concerned, locations along and west of Highway
65 will likely experience the onset of this rain between 7am and
noon on Saturday. Areas east of Highway 65 will see the onset
later in the afternoon on Saturday. So for Springfield, we`re
looking at rain beginning around noon or shortly after.
This band of convection will translate eastward a little slower
than previous systems have, mainly due to the structure of the
upper trough being of the long wave variety.
Some lingering showers will be possible late Saturday night and
into Sunday over south central Missouri, prior to exiting east of
the region by late Sunday afternoon.
Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.