Warmer temperatures arrive just in time for the arrival of Spring Monday. We’ll begin the day below freezing, but temperatures will climb quickly with afternoon highs well into the 50s.

Clouds and a period of steady rain Tuesday will keep temperatures chilly. Temperatures will rise throughout Tuesday night and continue to rise to spring levels Wednesday.

The increase in warmth will also come with an increase in humidity. This will set the stage for a wet finish to the week as a cold front slowly pushes south across the Ozarks Thursday into Friday. A few strong to severe storms may accompany the front, but heavy rain is the primary concern. Several inches of rainfall Thursday into Friday morning could lead to flooding concerns and will lock March 2023 in as a wetter-than-normal March.

We’ll get a brief break from wet weather early in the weekend before more showers move through Sunday. At least temperatures look much warmer than the past few weekends.