The snow has come and gone, and now we’re just left with the cold. The snow wasn’t too impressive with totals ranging from over 2″ closer to Central Missouri to an inch or less over Southern Missouri into Northern Arkansas. Temperatures hovered in the low 20s for most of the day, and with the setting sun have dipped even further. A cold night lies ahead with the coldest readings of the winter for some expected by morning.
For tonight, we’ll find mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. A fast moving round of light snow might clip Northwest Arkansas, but it wouldn’t amount to much. The rest of the area will remain quiet with temperatures slipping into the single digits. A Wind Chill Advisory has been posted for all of the Ozarks too with wind chills expected to range from -15° to the north to -5° to the south.
Monday looks bright, especially with high cloudiness expected to shift out of the area during the afternoon. Temperatures will remain cold, only warming into the 20s.
Tuesday will be a transition day. A cold morning will give way to afternoon temperatures a little above freezing. Skies will remain bright.
Temperatures will climb further on Wednesday with highs in the 40s under mostly sunny skies. Highs near 50° are expected Thursday, but it will come with cloudy skies and a shot at some light showers late in the day.
A front will edge just south of the Ozarks by Friday with chilly and damp conditions blanketing the region. Drizzle or light showers are possible throughout the day along with some fog. Temperatures will slowly climb through the 30s into the 40s.
A powerful storm will be winding up near the area on Saturday. The storm will likely generate a wave of showers and isolated thunderstorms. This storm will come with a lot of wind energy, so we’ll have to keep an eye on instability levels. Right now, any stronger storms look like they would be isolated. Skies may clear out during the afternoon with temperatures soaring into the 60s. Wind could become an issue with the wound up storm possibly generating wind gusts over 40 mph late in the day and overnight.
Cooler weather will move in behind the storm Sunday.