We are wrapping up the end of 2021 and about to leap into 2022. So far this winter has been a piece of cake! No arctic air and no snow or ice. But we are now starting to see some changes. First off, lets look at Friday, not to bad, but windy.
During the evening when you are either heading out to party or staying home, who knows with covid, showers and thunderstorms start popping up, but mainly in our southern counties.
Showers and thunderstorms increase through the night. By morning, our northern counties will be in sleet and freezing rain.
The heavies will be in the morning hours, by noon, the heaviest will exit. The freezing rain line at this time will be around the I-44 corridor. Then we mainly go to freezing drizzle and light sleet showers during the afternoon. So most of the metro won’t be to bad, but some slick spots. By far the worst will be north of the metro.
From Joplin north to Nevada, mainly freezing rain. Our NW counties, mainly sleet and a lot of it. Joplin south, mainly just rain.
The main upper level wave swings through Saturday night and Sunday morning with a few snow showers and minor accumulations. We could all see some minor accumulations with these snow showers. Also temps dropping into the single digits by Sunday morning.
Long range forecast is below.
Next Friday and Saturday: Staying chilly with rain chances by the weekend.
Jan. 9th-15th: Chilly for the first half of the week. Rain and snow chances Monday and Wednesday. Cold and dry for the rest of the week.
Jan. 16th-22nd: Mainly chilly for this week. Slight rain chances on Monday and Friday.
Jan. 23rd-30th: Rain chances on Monday and Tuesday. This could mix with a little snow on Tuesday. Then a chilly week with warmer temperatures by the weekend with rain chances.