SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Temperatures started in the upper teens Saturday with light winds but there is a nice warm up coming our way.
The weekend forecast is dry across the Ozarks with a lot of sunshine expected. Temperatures will be in the 30s for the majority of this afternoon but will reach the low 40s in some locations. Any ice that manages to survive on our trees, lawns and roads until tomorrow will melt when temperatures reach the mid 50s tomorrow afternoon.
The next system to bring precipitation will come our way on Monday. Rain is likely through the daytime hours on Monday but the rain is expected to change to snow late in the day and into Tuesday. We are likely going to see some small snowfall accumulations. The highest amounts will be in the western and northwestern part of the Ozarks where two to four inches of snow looks likely. Locations south of Interstate 44 could see more of a dusting to 2" in most locations. Those are the initial accumulation thoughts. We may change totals a bit this weekend or on Monday so stay tuned.
Once the snow showers end, cold air will be in place and remain for many days. Highs are only expected to be in the 30s (average is low 50s) for the entire rest of next week. March begins on Friday and it will be cold start to the month.