Monday, April 16 Overnight Forecast

A taste of spring Tuesday, another storm this weekend.

Clouds this morning lingered just long enough to save us from a hard freeze.  Temperatures still managed to settle a few degrees below freezing for the second day in a row.  A day of sun managed to push temperatures back into the 50s this afternoon and with a wind shift to the south we'll find a dose of spring on Tuesday.

For the rest of tonight, we'll find mainly clear skies.  Temperatures will settle to near freezing north and east of Springfield where a Frost Advisory is in effect until 9am.

A warm front will push north of most of the Ozarks by afternoon ushering in highs in the 70s on breezy south to southwest winds.  The wildfire danger will head higher with the wind and dry air Tuesday afternoon.  The day as a whole looks pretty sunny, but there will be waves of cloudiness, especially early and late in the day.

A potent storm will pass by the area late Tuesday night, but an overall lack of moisture will keep things quiet.  Temperatures will remain pretty mild, but will briefly drop into the upper 40s and low 50s as cooler air works in shortly after sunrise Wednesday.

A few morning clouds Wednesday will give way to sunshine.  Winds will be gusty, possibly approaching 40 mph during the afternoon, especially north of Hwy. 60.  Temperatures will remain mild, topping out in the 60s.

A second cold front will sweep through Wednesday night, trimming back temperatures a bit more.  Morning lows in the upper 30s will be followed by highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.  Sunshine and lighter winds will make for a pretty nice afternoon all in all.

High cloudiness will be on the way back in Friday and temperatures will be on the increase too.  After a chilly morning, we'll find temperatures warming well into the 60s Friday afternoon.

The next storm will arrive this weekend, taking a more southerly route.  This will keep the Ozarks severe weather free, but we will have to deal with clouds and cool temperatures.  Saturday looks like the pick day.  Skies will be mostly cloudy, but the rain will hold off until the end of the day.  Showers will spread in Saturday night, continuing through Sunday.  Sunday will be better spent indoors with cool and damp weather, breezy winds and temperatures stuck in the upper 40s and low 50s.

The storm will be slow to shift out of the area Monday, keeping skies mostly cloudy with a chance for a few showers.

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