by: Scott McCaulley

The National Weather Service in Springfield advises that high temperatures and heat index readings will return to the Ozarks this week.

Monday, Heat Index Readings are expected in the upper 90’s to around 106 while Tuesday is expected to warm up to with Head Index readings between 105-112. A Heat Advisory has been issued for parts of Southwest Missouri including the western portion of the Lakes Region Monday while all of Southwest Missouri, including the Branson Area, will be under a Heat Advisory Tuesday.

While the potential for Severe Storms fizzled out early Sunday Morning, there is a chance of some thunderstorm development in the region late Monday afternoon.