Rain is on the way bloggers. Rain and wind! Right now I'm watching a low pressure system out to our west that will be moving our way giving way to very windy conditions across the area as well as some rain / thunderstorms possible.
Above is a look at just one of the surface charts showing this low pressure system to our west. This system will continue to develop over the next 24 to 48 hours. We will look for rain / thunderstorms to start affecting us by tomorrow (Wednesday) night into early Thursday.
Here is another look at this surface chart as we move into Wednesday night.
I expect anything severe to stay well to the west of the state in areas of IL and MO. What we will see will be much less intense.
Take a look at the storm threat map below
Main threats for our area during this event will be high winds. We will see the winds pick up Wednesday night between 15 and 20 mph gusting over 30 mph. Winds will continue to grow stronger as that low pressure moves through the area with tightly pack isobars as we head into Thursday. Thursday winds will be between 20 and 25 mph gusting between 35 and 40 + mph.
Things will be cooler as we head into Friday once that cold front finishes passing through the area. Highs not even reaching 50* degrees and low falling into the upper 20s. Here is a look at your 5 day forecast below.