Thursday, January 13 Morning Forecast

Weather
Weather Rate 4 Mets

Midday Update:

A weak cold front has come through the area but we’re not expecting any cooler of an air mass for our Thursday. Drier air will work in though and lot leads to lots of sunshine. Sunshine prevails throughout the region with afternoon readings in the lower to middle 50s. Our disturbance begins to approach the Ozarks on Friday and that’s going to bring an increase in the cloud cover. We’ll likely see peeks of sunshine early in the day with overcast conditions on tap by the evening. That will hold our temperatures down, as we’re only expecting highs in the mid and upper 40s for many of us. As this upper-level system sinks southward, it’s going to coincide with some colder air. That along with a surface area of low pressure combine to bring a winter storm to across the viewing area. The track is going to be key because the farther west the storm shifts, the quicker the colder air can move in. If the low-pressure center is farther east, then the warmer air can hold on longer. The latest trends continue to point to a westward shift and along with that, more snow. Precipitation will start as rain Friday night and gradually mix with and change to snow into early Saturday. Snow then looks to fall throughout much of the day, winding down Saturday night. Minor to possibly moderate snowfall accumulation is a possibility as we progress through our Saturday. Right now, a good bet for the metro is a few inches with higher amounts possible east of 65 and closer to the Missouri-Arkansas Stateline. Lighter amounts are looking a little more likely the farther west of 65 that you trek. It’s something we’ll be watching closely so stay tuned. Highs on Saturday will only be in the 30s and with the wind, it’ll likely feel much colder. Temps stay cold as we end the weekend, especially with some fresh snowpack on the ground. Highs will only be in the 30s on Sunday but will climb back into the 40s and 50s by early next week as high pressure takes over.

Have a great day!

-Meteorologist T.J. Springer

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Wind
9 mph SW
Humidity
59%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

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11 mph SW
Precip
2%
Sunset
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26°F Clear Feels like 19°
Wind
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Humidity
76%
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Sunset

Tonight

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Wind
9 mph WSW
Precip
1%
Sunset
Moon Phase
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30°F Clear Feels like 24°
Wind
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Humidity
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Sunset

Tonight

Clear skies. Low near 30F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Wind
11 mph WSW
Precip
0%
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Moon Phase
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9 mph SW
Humidity
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Sunset

Tonight

Clear to partly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
31°F Clear to partly cloudy. Low 31F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
13 mph SW
Precip
1%
Sunset
Moon Phase
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26°F Clear Feels like 17°
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Tonight

Clear to partly cloudy. Low 24F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Precip
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