After a few days of cold weather, the January warmth was back at it today. Temperatures climbed into the 50s and low 60s. Springfield hit 60°, the 6th time to do so this month! And we’re going to do it again Monday.

MLK Day will start cloudy with temperatures in the 50s. If you’re going to be Downtown for the parade, you’ll still want a jacket thanks to the gusty winds. A Wind Advisory will remain in effect through at least noon Monday with gusts in the 35 to 45 mph range throughout the day. Rain chances look low Monday morning, so you might be able to pass on the umbrella.

By afternoon, clouds will clear out from west to east with afternoon highs in the 60s across the Ozarks. It looks like we’ll sneak in another mild day Tuesday with highs back up near 60°.

Another storm will sweep through the area Wednesday, and this one should soak the area with rain. Showers much of the day will keep temperatures cooler Wednesday, but still not bad for the middle of January.

Clouds and cold temperatures will follow Wednesday’s storm, but we’ll close the week with sunshine.

Sun and clouds can be expected this upcoming weekend with near-normal temperatures.

Looking down the road at the last week of the month we may find a more consistently cold pattern settling in. Longer-range model guidance suggests this colder pattern may stick around into the first half of February.