We had another round of near-record highs Thursday with Springfield tying the record high of 78° last hit in 1915. Mild weather will linger into the evening hours, but we’re down to just a few more hours of warm November weather.
A strong cold front will be moving in from the west with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms following the front later tonight.
The band of showers will gradually fade as it pushes into the Eastern Ozarks closer to sunrise Friday.
Here is a look at rainfall totals, notice that there is a distinct cut-off of rain for our eastern counties.
We’ll wake up to lingering clouds and light showers or drizzle. Temperatures will have a more winter-like feel too with morning temperatures in the 30s. We should see at least some partial clearing but there won’t be much of a rebound in temperatures Friday afternoon with temperatures only climbing back into the low 40s. Breezy northwest winds will keep feels like temperatures near freezing.
Another quick-moving system will push clouds back into the area Friday evening with a chance for snow flurries or snow showers over Northern Arkansas Friday night.
Sunshine will dominate the weekend pattern along with cold temperatures. The cold pattern will continue through next week setting the stage for a possibility of some early-season wintry weather late Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning as a storm slides through the region. We may even see some minor snow accumulations Monday night in parts of the Ozarks.