It was a wet weekend that turned a little wacky on Sunday. A cold rain last night switched over to a brief round of light snow as the cold core of a powerful storm swept across the Ozarks. The snow occurred right around sunrise and focused across Southwest Missouri into Central Missouri. Most totals were well under an inch, but a few spots recorded higher amounts. Verona, MO, reported about an inch, and Stover, MO, reported 1.5″. The winter look and feel was in sharp contrast to all of the green that’s starting to show up. The touch of winter didn’t last long as temperatures above freezing and developing sunshine made quick work of any leftover snow by late morning. The day actually turned out to be quite nice with sunny afternoon conditions and highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Warmer weather will move in over the next couple of days along with higher humidity, priming the area for a round of stormy weather by mid-week.
For tonight, we’ll find starry skies and lows in the low 40s west to mid to upper 30s east. Temperatures will be cold enough for a bit of frost by morning over the Eastern Ozarks and a Frost Advisory has been issued for those areas.
Sunshine will quickly warm the morning chill with sunny skies and breezy southerly winds pushing temperatures into the low to mid-70s during the afternoon.
Tuesday looks even warmer, but there will be more high cloudiness. Afternoon highs will warm into the upper 70s with 80° not out of reach.
The next storm will take shape by Wednesday over the Texas Panhandle. The day as a whole looks pretty quiet. Skies will be partly cloudy with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to near 80°. Humidity levels will be higher too, but storm chances will likely hold off until the overnight with a cap keeping the Ozarks quiet until then.
A round of thunderstorms is expected Wednesday night. There will be enough instability and wind energy to generate a risk of severe weather, but it’s still a tough call as to how the night will evolve. At this point, count on the risk for strong to severe storms with all modes of severe weather on the table.
The cold front will sweep through Thursday morning with the day shaping up to be rather cloudy and cool with temperatures stuck in the 50s. A few showers are also possible, especially later in the day into the evening.
Sunshine and warmer weather returns Friday with the warmth ramping up again over the weekend. Easter Sunday is looking partly cloudy, warm, and breezy. Looks like wet weather will hold off until early next week.