Some partial clearing this afternoon, Arctic plunge this weekend —
Fog is lifting this midday, but some clouds will hang around this afternoon.
High pressure still sits to our south, but we don’t have southwest winds yet — that’s why we’re still socked in with clouds and fog this morning. We’ll try to get some of the southerly flow into the Ozarks today — trying to clear out some of our skies.
The best chance for clearing will be west of HWY 65, there, temps will warm into the upper 40’s. Areas to the east could still get stuck in clouds and upper 30’s/ lower 40’s today.
I expect at least some partial clearing in Springfield with highs in the low to middle 40’s.
Tonight a front squeezes in a few more clouds and another fog potential. Highs should stay above freezing.
Tomorrow clouds increase again ahead of our next, developing low-pressure center. While clouds increase, so does southerly flow so highs stay in the upper 40’s.
Rain arrives overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. Showers will be all rain with warmer temperatures and linger through the first half of the day. Clouds and 40’s hang around Thursday afternoon.
We’ll have a brief lull of dry conditions on Friday with breezy south winds and upper 40’s ahead of yet another low. This next storm system will be stronger, windier, and much colder.
We’ll likely start as rain Friday night into the first half of Saturday, some of it locally heavy. Temperatures nose-dive on the backside of this system with temperatures falling through the 20’s Saturday afternoon. This will change rain to snow on Saturday.
With blustery northwest winds, wind chills will be in the single digits. Saturday night low temperatures drop into the single digits with wind chills sub-zero!!
An Arctic high settles into the area by Sunday, clearing out the skies but bringing highs in the teens despite sunshine. Lows drop into the single digits yet again. Get ready for a cold one for the Chiefs AFC Championship game on Sunday!