Happy Friday, friends!

Friday came with sunny skies and afternoon highs much warmer than Thursday.

The warming trend is just getting started and will continue through the weekend. A weak weather system moving into the area Saturday will generate cloudier skies by afternoon and maybe even a few early evening sprinkles.

By Sunday the clouds are gone and temperatures will continue to climb with highs in the low 60s. Both Saturday and Sunday will be on the breezy side.

Presidents’ Day will offer up more of the same with highs in the low 60s and plenty of sunshine. Winds will be a little lighter too.

The mild and quiet pattern will hold into Tuesday ahead of another storm Wednesday. We’ll have to keep an eye on storm chances. A severe weather risk is on the table across Arkansas and it may extend north into Missouri.

Colder weather will return Thursday into Friday.