February has brought us multiple spring-like days, in way of 60° temperatures and spring-like storms. Wednesday brought both warmth and storms to the Ozarks.
A line of showers and storms raced across the area this morning. No severe weather was reported with the line until after it cleared the Ozarks.
Damaging winds and a few reports of hail coincided with the line as they pushed east across St. Louis and Poplar Bluff.
The rain cleared out along with cloud cover Wednesday afternoon, making way for a beautiful evening. The gusty afternoon winds have died down as well.
Temperatures won’t cool much through midnight. A cold front will dash across the area through sunrise, causing temperatures to tumble.
Temperatures will bottom out after sunrise in the 30s and 40s. Despite mainly sunny skies, there won’t be much recovery with afternoon temperatures generally in the 40s.
Temperatures will remain mild into Wednesday night but will tumble by sunrise as a strong cold front clears the region. Readings will dip into the 30s before rebounding into the 40s Thursday afternoon. The colder weather will at least come with sunshine.
We’ll head into the weekend with chilly temperatures and increasing cloud cover. The weekend has a mostly cloudy look to it with a chance for a few showers at times, especially late Saturday night into Sunday. There will be an increased risk of thunderstorms heading into Sunday night as the next storm draws some instability north into the Ozarks
The storm will whip through late Sunday night into Monday morning with a round of rain and thunder. There will be a severe weather risk west of the Ozarks Sunday night, but it’s questionable whether that will extend east into our area. Limited instability will tend to minimize the severe threat, but it bears watching.
Drier weather will develop Monday and extend through Wednesday with temperatures remaining mild for late February and early March.