You can tuck away the heavy winter coats for a couple more days. Morning temperatures start in the 40s today and Tuesday, and highs climb into the 60s. After that, you can kiss the warmth goodbye. A cold front plows through on Wednesday funneling in frigid air. Temperatures fall below freezing by Thursday morning and well below freezing Friday through next Sunday. Saturday will be our coldest morning, with temperatures approaching the single digits by sunrise.
Expect a mix of sun and clouds Monday and Tuesday. No precipitation is expected through the first part of our work week. Little to no precipitation is expected as the cold front passes on Wednesday. However, the jet stream will keep precipitation chances in the forecast Thursday and Friday.
Wintry precipitation will accompany the cold air on Thursday. South of I-44 could see rain, freezing rain, and sleet through Thursday afternoon, while north of I-44 will likely see snow. By Thursday evening, the air is cold enough for everyone to see snow.
Slight snow and/or ice accumulations are possible. It's still too far away to be certain -- but this system has the potential to cause some trouble spots in southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. Keep checking back in with us for the latest details on this system. We will continue to update you as the latest model data comes in.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.