Another day of strong winds. Gusts in Springfield peaked out at 39 mph. Temperatures stayed much lower than experienced due to lingering cloud cover that didn’t get shaken until the late afternoon.

A storm system currently dumping snow over the Colorado and Wyoming Rocky Mountains will bring a cold front through the Ozarks on Friday. Ahead of the front, we can expect a round of scattered rain and thunderstorms mainly early Friday morning. Severe weather risk is low in central Missouri with a slightly higher risk in northeast Kansas and northern Missouri.

By Friday afternoon the rain will have moved into Illinois with the cold front not far behind. Rainfall amounts will generally be less than 0.25″. Friday will be mild in the upper 60s with winds becoming west at 15 to 25 mph. Winds turn northwest on Saturday and will remain strong through Sunday.

Temperatures this Saturday through Monday will fall to the upper 50s. Even the middle of next week will be mild in the mid-60s.

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