Warm, breezy Sunday before cooler temperatures (9/24/22)
A slight chance for showers on Saturday evening will then clear out for another dry stretch in the forecast. Storms are expected to develop just south of Cape Girardeau for a small chance of rain in the early evening before storms quickly move on to the southeast.
Saturday did see highs in the upper 80s through much of the FOX 23 coverage area. Saturday is still predicted to be the warmest day of the weekend and the next several days so far, with cooler than normal temperatures for next week. Sunday will see highs in the 80s again, but not quite to what we saw on Saturday.
Sunday will be a breezy day with winds shifting to be out of the northwest in the early morning hours Sunday. The shift will be accompanied by the slight cool down from Saturday into Sunday with cooler highs on their way. By the afternoon, winds will be picking up and gusting upwards of 20 mph through the early evening. Models so far show another chance for breezy conditions to extend into Monday as well.
The changing airmass behind the wind shift also looks to be drier as well, dropping dewpoints into the 40s and 50s. So with pleasant daytime highs, breezy conditions, no rain in the forecast and a lack of humidity, the Skeeter Meter will remain “low” for the next few days.
After Sunday, next week will bring cooler-than-normal temperatures as the normal temperature around this time of year is 79°F. The coming week will also see a mix of sun and clouds to round out several great opportunities for fall festivities. We will see lows in the 40s likely by Tuesday evening, calling for a blanket and warm apple cider.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team