Happy Tuesday!

Wow! It’s mid-October and it’s feeling a whole lot more like mid-December. What in the world is going on? A storm parked near the Great Lakes is drawing air south right out of the heart of Canada. This is giving us a cold blast of air that isn’t normal for this time of year.

Tuesday morning there were several places that smashed old records. Springfield bottomed out at 22 degrees, 3 degrees lower than the old record of 25° set in 1948. Record lows were also set in Joplin and Rolla/Vichy. Here’s the bad news, Wednesday will be the coldest morning of the two, with upper teens a possibility in some areas.

After record cold Wednesday morning, temperatures begin to make a big turnaround.

Temperatures will climb quickly after Wednesday with lows well above freezing again by the weekend and highs up near 80°.

The warmth will come with wind this weekend and increased fire danger. The warmth will also lead the way to our next storm arriving Monday of next week. We should see some rain out of it and we may have to deal with some stronger storms.