Blustery winds and cloudy skies greeted the area this morning, but nicer weather developed by afternoon with subsiding winds and sunshine making an appearance. Today’s better weather is a result of being between storms. The break will be brief. We’re squeezing in one more storm before the end of the week.
Most of the storm will track far enough south to keep heavier precipitation south of the Ozarks, but we’ll still start the day with some rain and snow in the area.
A band of light rain is expected near the interstate before sunrise with a quick changeover to light snow. Enough snow may fall to dust grassy surfaces and rooftops.
Another area where snow appears more likely is Northwest Arkansas. The higher elevation areas south of Jasper might even pick up an inch or two.
Temperatures will be colder with highs ranging from the low 40s north where some sunshine will develop during the afternoon to upper 30s to around 40° to the south.
Sunshine will return this weekend with temperatures climbing back into the 50s by Sunday.
The pattern will remain active into next week with another storm likely to soak the area on Valentine’s Day. A taste of spring temperatures is on tap for parts of the Ozarks Wednesday. This will be ahead of yet another storm that will bring falling temperatures to the region Thursday along with a possible changeover from rain to snow.