When planning your trip to Branson be sure and check the weather. We are blessed with all four seasons here in Branson. Old timers in the area always say that “If you don’t like the weather in Branson, wait an hour…”
Bring options for your trip. It isn’t uncommon to need a warm coat in the morning only to change into shorts for your afternoon shopping trip. The weather can and will change quickly, so just be prepared. Bring pants, shorts, coats, hats, and even a swimsuit – you just never know around here!
Spring is a beautiful time here in Branson, MO. Trees are blooming, birds are chirping, and shows are gearing up for another incredible year of entertaining millions of travelers. Temeprature swings can be significant, so pack accordingly. Morning temperatures of 30-40 degrees are common with afternoons reaching 60-70 degrees. Plan on a crisp morning with a nice warm up by 2:00pm. Rainstorms are common.
Summer can be downright sultry here in southern Missouri. There is typically high humidity and strong sunshine. Afternoon pop up showers are common, so pack an umbrella. An average morning in the summer will be 60-65 degrees with temperatures warming to 85-90+ by mid afternoon. You’ll want light colored clothing made of light-weight fabric for those strolls down Country Music Boulevard or while shopping the outdoor mall at Branson Landing.
Fall is an amazing time of year here in the Ozarks. Expect colorful fall foliage and sunsets that melt into the rugged landscape. Mornings will be crisp, but you can still typically expect warmer temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s by afternoon. Rain & thunderstorms can still pop up in September through October. Changing weather in the fall typically means breezy conditions.
Winter can range from fairly mild to downright frigid. It would be wise to prepare for either. It is not uncommon for us to recieve crippling winter weather such as ice, sleet, and significant amounts of snow. Combined with the hilly terrain of the Ozark Mountains, this can make travel unwise. These winter weather events typically don’t last long and our municipal road department is well prepared to get things back up and running within a day or so. Stay warm in your Branson lodging and wait it out!