Happy Monday!

Sunshine and warmer temperatures made for a nice start to the workweek. Even warmer weather is in store Tuesday ahead of a strong cold front.

The chance for rain on Tuesday is low, but cannot be completely ruled out thanks to the mentioned cold front. The day will start rather cloudy and breezy. Clouds will thin out some by afternoon with winds getting very gusty as temperatures climb well into the 60s. The winds will howl with gusts approaching 40 mph.

The Storm Prediction Center has also placed a portion of the area under a marginal risk of severe weather, a line from Mountain Home to West Plains to Eminence is included in this area. The risk looks isolated and the window for a severe storm will be limited to a narrow window from about 3 pm through mid-evening.

We are in store for up and down temperatures this week. The first dip on the roller coaster will be on Wednesday, as high temperatures tumble about 25°. Milder weather will ebb and flow across the region through the weekend keeping the pattern active.

Some rain is possible with another strong cold front Friday night but is more likely Sunday through Tuesday as a front wobbles back and forth through the area. This will be a period that could produce widespread, heavier rain as well.