The workweek got off to a great start with sunshine and mild afternoon weather perfect for spending some time outside.

We’ll be enjoying warm days ahead, but they will come with more cloud cover.

A quick round of clouds Tuesday morning will come with showers. Shower chances are highest during the morning from the state line north up to about Hwy. 54. By afternoon skies will clear from west to east, ushering in warm afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

Wednesday looks mostly cloudy but dry. Temperatures will be warm again with a mild morning giving way to highs back in the mid to upper 70s. Areas that get enough sunshine will enjoy highs around 80°.

Another strong cold front will push into the Ozarks Thursday. With a similar setup to this past Saturday, some severe weather is expected. The morning hours should be mostly dry with scattered storms breaking out by early to mid-afternoon near the front. The storms will increase in coverage and intensity as they push east across the area through early evening. The stronger storms will likely produce hail with an increased risk of damaging wind gusts as storms merge into a broken line. There may also be a low risk for a tornado with low-level winds looking a little stronger than this past Saturday.

The threat of wet weather may extend into Friday. What’s more certain is another cold snap. Highs Saturday will likely be in the 40s and 50s, leaning colder if we have a lot of wraparound clouds during the day. There may even be some isolated rainshower activity.

This is a cold air mass for late April and it’s looking more likely that it will bring a risk of a light freeze to much of the area Sunday morning.