Gusty winds brought in clouds and a dose of higher humidity Wednesday afternoon. This sets the stage for a spell of stormy weather Thursday as a cold front sweeps across the region.

Storms will perk up along the cold front as it pushes across I-44 by early afternoon. The coverage of storms will continue to increase along and ahead of the front during the afternoon. The main hazards with these storms are quarter-size hail and 60 mph winds. Storms should be out of the Ozarks by mid to late Thursday evening.

A late cold snap will follow the front with temperatures running well below normal through the weekend.

Saturday will be chilly all day with temperatures only reaching the 50s under partly cloudy skies and breezy northwest winds. Cold and frosty conditions will set in by Sunday morning as temperatures drop to near-record levels.

Another storm will bring rain to the area Tuesday and Wednesday. We may end up on the northern side of the storm track keeping temperatures on the cooler side.