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Warming through Tuesday; Cold front drops temperatures on Wednesday

After a cold and cloudy weekend, snow will finally have a chance to melt today and tomorrow. Temperatures will warm into the upper 40s this afternoon and the upper 50s tomorrow, with help from a southwesterly wind gust up to 25 MPH Tuesday. A cold front will pass over us in the early morning hours of Wednesday, where temperatures will promptly cool through the end of the week. This cold front will bring precipitation to our southeast, so right now, it looks like we will stay dry through this week. Temperatures will warm back into the lower 40s by the weekend.

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Snow ending, decreasing clouds Sunday

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight for all of southwest Missouri, as well as Cherokee and Crawford counties in southeast Kansas and Delaware county in northeast Oklahoma. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for northwest Arkansas until midnight. Much of the snow has come to an end across the Four States, with just a few flurries remaining possible overnight.

Most main roads are in good shape, but slippery conditions on untreated roads and bridges are a possibility through the overnight hours. Blowing and drifting snow will also be possible, particularly on east-west oriented roads, with wind gusts to 30 mph possible. In addition to the blowing and drifting snow potentially reducing visibilities, areas of patchy fog will also be possible into Sunday morning.

Decreasing clouds are expected for Sunday, with plenty of sunshine expected by the afternoon. Highs for Sunday will warm into the mid to upper-30s.

Mostly sunny skies are expected for Monday and Tuesday, with highs increasing from the mid-40s to the mid to upper-50s.

A cold front will push through the area Wednesday. It won’t cause any precipitation, but it will cool our highs down to 40 for Wednesday and towards the mid to upper-20s for Thursday. Morning lows for Thursday and Friday mornings will drop to the mid-teens.

We’ll start to moderate our temperatures into the mid-30s Friday and then into the lower-40s next Saturday.

Have a great Sunday!

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Cloudy and warm today; Snow begins late tonight

Friday will still be warm, just cloudy ahead of tomorrow’s snow system. This system will begin as rain near midnight tonight, and it will quickly transition to snow before sunrise Saturday morning. Temperatures will be at or below freezing through much of Saturday, so snow will persist through the afternoon, finally coming to an end for everyone by the early evening. 1-3″ of snow are possible once all is said and done, and higher totals should remain to our east. Winds will also gust up to 35 MPH through Saturday, allowing for wind chills to be in the lower 20s. Watch for any untreated roadways by Sunday morning, as they will likely freeze with temperatures dropping into the 10s. We’ll warm back into the 50s by Tuesday before a slight rain chance to our east Wednesday could cool us down below average by the end of next week.

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Sunny and warm today; Cooler with snow accumulations on Saturday

Thursday will be the last day to enjoy sunny & warm conditions before cold & snowy weather return to the Four States on Saturday. Temperatures will still be warm through Friday, and we’ll be dry even with the cloud cover. Rain will begin late Friday night and transition quickly to snow by Saturday morning. Snow will likely persist through much of the day on Saturday, before temperatures warm above freezing by the afternoon. This means we could see another transition to a wintry mix/rain Saturday afternoon before drying out early Saturday night. Accumulation totals will be between 1-3″ across the Four States, and this will be a wet snow–great for packing snowballs! Enjoy the snow while it’s here, because it will likely melt by the start of next week as temperatures warm above average yet again.

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Warm through Friday; Accumulating snow probable on Saturday

The rest of the work week will continue to see temperatures in the 50s, but clouds will increase on Friday–ahead of a system that will cool us into this weekend. Temperatures will drop below freezing Friday night into most of Saturday. This system will begin as rain near midnight or so into Saturday morning, and transition to snow through early Saturday afternoon. Right now, an estimate on accumulations is 1-3″, but this system could continue to change by the weekend. We’re still monitoring the location and timing of this snow, so stay updated through the week! Temperatures should warm back above average into next week.

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Warm and breezy today; Cooler by the weekend

Temperatures today will warm into the middle to upper 50s, thanks to abundant sunshine and southwesterly wind gusts up to 30 MPH. Low temperatures overnight will be above freezing until we enter this weekend. We’ll be warm and sunny until Friday, when clouds increase ahead of a cold front. Rain is possible Friday night, and once temperatures drop below freezing, this could transition into a rain/snow mix early Saturday morning. Impacts and accumulations look minimal at this time, but we’ll keep you updated! Temperatures will fall into the 40s through the holiday weekend.

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Warm and calm week ahead

After a cooler Sunday, Monday will kick off a warming trend across the Four States that will lead us through the work week. Winds will shift out of the south overnight, gusting up to 25 MPH tomorrow, allowing temperatures to warm into the upper 50s through Wednesday. We’ll be near 60 on Thursday before a cold front approaches us on Friday, bringing a slight chance for rain into Friday night. Most of the precipitation looks to stay to our north, but this cold front will certainly cool us into the 40s this weekend. We’ll keep you updated on the timing and location of rain on Friday!

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Light rain tonight, mild by midweek

Light rain showers will be possible across the Four States tonight, but amounts are expected to remain on the light side, with a tenth of an inch at most anticipated.

We’ll cool down for Sunday, with highs in the lower-40s, but expect decreasing clouds throughout the day. It will be blustery both tonight and Sunday, with winds shifting from the south to the north, gusting up to 30 mph at times.

Much of the upcoming work week looks quite pleasant, with a good deal of sunshine expected and highs warming from 50 Monday to the mid-50s Tuesday and Wednesday, before we reach 60 degrees by Thursday, which is over 15 degrees above normal for this time of year.

A few rain showers will be possible ahead of our next cold front Friday, perhaps lingering into early Saturday, when we’ll cool back to the mid-40s.

Have a great Sunday!

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Slightly warmer today; Breezy with rain chances on Saturday

After a cold start to Friday, the Four States will see temperatures finally above freezing and a good amount of sunshine this afternoon. A cold front will approach us through Saturday, and we could see some drizzle through the day tomorrow. Some of it could freeze to some surfaces Saturday morning before we lift above freezing. Southerly winds up to 30 MPH tomorrow will warm temperatures into the lower 50s.

The best chance for rain will fall after sunset Saturday and before sunrise on Sunday. Most of this system will stay to our southeast, so parts of SE KS may not see hardly any of this rain. Rainfall totals will remain small, likely less than a quarter inch.

This cold front will drop temperatures into the middle 40s on Sunday (which is average for this time of year). We should warm back into the 50s by next week before another rain chance that could fall over us on Thursday. We’ll keep you updated!

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Light snow & some travel impacts this morning; Bitterly cold today

Light snow is falling across the Four States this morning, with the higher totals and bigger travel impacts staying north of Jasper and Cherokee counties. Still, a dusting of snow (which is expected across most of SE Kansas and SW Missouri) could create issues on the roads this morning, so give yourself extra time and use caution out the door, and make sure to bundle up! Wind chills will be near zero through Thursday and even into Friday morning. We’ll see some sunshine this afternoon and into Friday. Stay updated with current road conditions through kandrive.org and modot.org.

We’re also watching a rain system to impact us late on Saturday into early Sunday morning, but temperatures should stay above freezing so that we would only see rain. Expect breezy conditions this weekend before we see calm and warm weather into the beginning of next week.