It’s been tough to shake off the wintry weather this week, and there will be another round tonight into Thursday over parts of the Ozarks. In fact, a few areas in Southwest Missouri have seen snow this afternoon with a dusting in a few spots. Snow will remain localized and very light closer to Hwy. 65, but will be more significant across the Eastern Ozarks as a storm lifts northeast out of Arkansas.
The snow will begin to fall and pick up over the Eastern Ozarks this evening, continuing into Thursday morning before ending. Totals will range from a dusting in spots closer to Hwy. 65 to an inch near Hwy. 63. Areas east of Hwy. 63 will see between 1 and 4″ of snow with higher totals closer to St. Louis.
Sunshine will take over on Thursday, and this coupled with southwest winds will push temperatures to the warmest levels of the week over Western Missouri and Northwest Arkansas where highs will be in the mid to upper 40s. Highs closer to 40° are expected to the east.
Friday is still shaping up to be the nicest day of the week with sunny skies and highs in the 50s.
The weather will take a turn again over the weekend. A cold front will drop south through the area Saturday. Some morning sunshine may get temperatures into the 50s near and south of Hwy. 60, but clouds and colder air will push readings back into the 40s during the afternoon.
With the cold air in place and another weak storm moving in by Sunday things will get interesting. A light wintry mix looks possible during the day. Impacts look minor though with temperatures warming above freezing.
The lead up to Thanksgiving looks good. The pattern across the country will flatten out, cutting off the cold air to some extent. This will allow temperatures to gradually warm back up with highs in the 50s Tuesday and Wednesday. The pattern looks like a dry one too through Wednesday, but there will be a storm moving through on Thanksgiving. But with milder temperatures in place, only rain is expected.