Today turned out to be a beautiful day. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies allowed temperatures to warm into the 50s. The week ahead looks cold with a few chances for snow too.
For tonight, we’ll find increasing clouds this evening with mostly cloudy skies the rest of the night. A few light showers may develop after midnight, and given the dry low-level air, sleet is possible. It will be very light though and won’t last long, and temperatures will remain above freezing in most areas.
Thursday looks mainly cloudy and cold with light rain spreading in, especially during the afternoon. Temperatures will remain chilly, only warming into the low to mid-40s.
The atmosphere will gradually cool enough to support snow by early evening closer to Central Missouri, slowly building south to I-44 by mid to late evening. The light snow will likely switch to more of a drizzle or freezing drizzle after midnight. Road impacts look minimal, but light accumulations appear likely closer to Central Missouri Friday evening. Areas near and north of Hwy. 54 should see some light accumulations on grassy surfaces and rooftops.
Cloudy skies and patchy light drizzle will linger through sunrise Friday. The clouds will gradually thin with skies becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon with temperatures only warming into the low 40s.
Clear skies and light winds will set the stage for near record lows Saturday morning. The record low in Springfield is 17° and temperatures in the upper teens are expected.
A sunny and cold day will follow with afternoon highs in the low to mid-40s. Clouds will start rolling in again by evening with a cloudy day expected Sunday. Temperatures will remain chilly.
Another shot of cold air will drop into the area by Monday, and it may come with some light snow. Light accumulations are possible, but it’s too far out to button down. The day will remain cold with readings in the 30s.
Another cold day will follow on Tuesday. Morning lows will be in the low 20s with highs in the 30s again with skies becoming sunny. Temperatures will begin to rebound on Wednesday after another very cold morning. Skies will be sunny Wednesday with highs in the 40s. The cold pattern looks like it will moderate through the rest of next week.