“Thank you, can I have another?” It’s a phrase we may be thinking to ourselves given the nice string of days our area has enjoyed. Temperatures climbed into the upper 60s Tuesday afternoon with 70° in sight for Wednesday and Thursday.

If you had to find one weather concern in this quiet pattern it’s an elevated wildfire danger. Although winds are generally light, the air is very dry and vegetation across the Ozarks has quickly turned dormant. An elevated fire danger can be expected Wednesday afternoon and possibly Thursday afternoon as winds pick up ahead of an approaching cold front. If you are conducting controlled burns this week, use extreme caution to keep it under control.

A cold front sweeping through early Friday will bring our next chance for a few showers or sprinkles our way. The timeframe for any wet weather should stay confined to the early morning hours with a bit of a cooldown to close out the week.

A larger storm system is forecast to impact the area late in the weekend into next week. Right now, Saturday looks dry and mild before rain chances increase Sunday night into Monday.

It looks like it may be a wet & cool start to Thanksgiving Week, but dry weather is expected Wednesday through Thanksgiving. Temperatures next week also look quite a bit chillier than past weeks. Bitter cold air will also be welling up over Canada with hints of a more “cross-polar” connection getting established by the end of the week. If this happens look for cold weather through the weekend after Thanksgiving. The overall pattern looks colder as we finish out November.

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