Happy Friday!

After a week of clouds, and little in the way of sunshine, today was a nice break from the status quo.

If you are heading out this evening, conditions will be dry and chilly. Rain will spread in after midnight with rain spreading across Hwy. 65 by 2 am. A steady rain will blanket the area by sunrise gradually exiting by mid to late morning.

Rain totals will range from very light north of Hwy. 54 to over an inch in some areas south of the state line.

After the rain conditions will remain cloudy, cool, and damp with patchy areas of misty showers still possible. Temperatures won’t move much remaining stuck in the mid to upper 40s.

The cool and damp conditions and light winds will be a recipe for another round of foggy weather Saturday night.

The fog and low cloudiness will gradually clear from north to south Sunday but may be tough to completely scour out to the south.

Clouds will return back to the north Sunday night into Monday with mostly cloudy and cool conditions to start the week.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the Ozarks on the far northern edge for severe weather on Tuesday. Instability will be the limiting factor, but there may be just enough for a few severe storms, especially south of the state line.

Cold weather will follow Tuesday’s storm and it looks like it will be in the area for an extended visit. The pattern looks like it will have a cold look all the way through Christmas.