The theme this week continues to be cool temperatures with a sprinkling of rain chances.

A storm centered over Colorado will gradually shift east through the region. The storm will slip by to the south of the Ozarks, keeping the area on the cool side of the storm track.

This will keep the area locked in a cooler-than-normal temperature pattern, and it will also keep the threat of any severe weather well south of the Ozarks.

Rain chances through Thursday will come in waves with a shot at showers as early as tonight. Dry air will keep the risk of rain focused closer to and south of the state line. Another shot at showers will come Wednesday afternoon and evening. Once again, rain chances will favor areas south of Hwy. 60.

Finally, a round of widespread rain will move through Thursday as the core of the storm moves through the region. Clouds and wet weather will keep temperatures unusually cool with temperatures struggling to warm through the 50s.

We’ll hold onto the cool pattern through the rest of the month. Rain chances for the Friday to Saturday timeframe look much lower now, opening the door to a warmer Saturday.

The month of May will get off to a cool start, but the cool pattern should start to ease by the end of next week with 70s returning to the forecast.