Big turnaround today with clouds and cool temperatures this morning giving way to sunshine and highs in the low 80s during the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms did perk up along a warm front from Versailles to Salem. One storm even produced some marble size hail near Eldon. We’ll enjoy mostly clear and quiet weather overnight.

South winds overnight will keep temperatures mild, in the upper 50s to low 60s. Wednesday looks warm too with afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 70s with a few spots hitting 80°. Cloud cover Wednesday will be the deciding factor on just how warm we get.

Storms are likely to our west in parts of Kansas Wednesday evening. This activity will be slow to move east but will eventually reach the Ozarks Thursday, maybe as Thursday morning. The severe weather risk is very low through midday, however, the risk does increase south of I-44 Thursday afternoon. It looks like mainly a wind and hail scenario.

The storms will be coming with a cold front and our temperatures turn chilly again going into the weekend. Highs Friday afternoon may reach 60 degrees along with a chance for showers.

Saturday will be colder than we’ve seen in a while with temperatures likely in the upper 40s and low 50s… yikes! Expect a widespread frost and freeze Sunday morning. Record cold temperatures this weekend are on the table, one for record cold highs Saturday and then for record lows Sunday.

The cold will ease heading into early next week, but it will likely remain cooler than normal. The next storm is expected to move through Tuesday into Wednesday with a more southerly track than recent storms. This may put the area in a favored spot for heavy rainfall as the storm moves through.