Another quick-hitting storm dumped rain over the Ozarks last night and left the area cloudy and cold throughout the day Sunday. Rain amounts were generally around an inch or less. Another storm is in the pipeline to start the week with freezing temperatures slated for the end of the week.
For tonight, a brief break from clouds will allow temperatures to settle into the upper 30s and low 40s. Clouds will thicken up again by sunrise with showers spilling across I-49.
Showers will shift east across the Ozarks throughout the morning, exiting during the afternoon. Temperatures will remain chilly during the morning before warming into the 50s after noon. A few thunderstorms are possible south of I-44, but no severe weather is expected. The severe risk should remain just east and southeast of the Ozarks late Monday afternoon.
Quieter weather will follow Tuesday and Wednesday. Skies look mostly sunny both days with temperatures rebounding a bit. Tuesday looks like it’s shaping up to be our nicest day of the week with sunshine and afternoon highs near 60°. Cooler air will build in Wednesday trimming highs back into the 50s.
The next chance for widespread showers will come Thursday. The day looks like a cold one with highs in the 40s and light rain slipping into the area. The rain will linger into the overnight, and there’s a chance that it may transition to light snow over parts of the Ozarks before ending. No travel problems are expected.
Colder air moving in along with clearing skies by Friday morning will open the door to the most widespread freeze of the season so far. In fact, it will be the first in most areas south of I-44. The day looks mostly sunny and chilly with highs in the 40s.
A clear and even colder night will follow with morning lows Saturday deep into the 20s across the Ozarks. This looks like it will be the first hard freeze of the season.
A cold weekend is expected with highs in the 40s both days along with mostly clear to partly cloudy skies. There’s a signal for another weak storm to move through Saturday night into Sunday, and this would lead to cloudier skies and maybe a chance for showers.