Cool & breezy today, warmer for Easter weekend —
Our low pressure and an associated cold front from yesterday are exiting east this morning. A few clouds, sprinkles linger this morning but those will exit after sunrise.
We are still in the circulation of the low as high pressure starts to build to the southwest. That will crank winds across the Ozarks today, north winds gust to 35 mph at times. Northerly winds keep us on the cool side again with highs around 60 degrees despite sunshine.
Winds calm and skies remain clear tonight, a recipe for a cold night! Temperatures dip into the middle and upper 30’s, patchy frost is possible.
Our ridge of high pressure, or warm, dry pattern, starts to nose into the Ozarks tomorrow, sending a warmer west wind our way. Highs soar towards 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
Easter Sunday will be EGG-CELLENT! Southerly winds become breezy with gusts 25-30 mph. That will help push highs into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s! It will be a warm and sunny Easter egg hunt!
We’ll stay warm on southerly flow on Monday, clouds increase ahead of an unsettled pattern.
By Tuesday the jet stream, or path of storminess, will send disturbances and Gulf moisture through the Ozarks. Showers/ storms cannot be ruled out Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. While no day will be a washout, the weather will stay unsettled until the pattern changes. Despite rain chances, temperatures stay warm in the lower 70’s.