One round of moderate the heavy rain has fallen already today and more is on the way over the course of the week. The next batch of rain is on track for later tonight and should mainly affect areas north of I-44. A much heavier band of rain will then develop on Tuesday during the day and impact the rest of the Ozarks.
A strong cold front will also drop south through the day Tuesday sending temperatures plunging Tuesday evening. The cold air will catch up to the back side of the rain and begin to change this to freezing rain,
Significant amounts of ice are possible along and south of I-44 but east of Springfield. There may be pockets where the ice is thick enough to affect power and outages are possible. This is a very tricky forecast and the full impacts will not be known until Tuesday when the cold air actually begins to invade the region.
There will be a lull in the action for much of Wednesday. The chance for showers then slowly increases on Thursday as the next storm begins to take shape. One more round of potentially heavy rain then falls Friday and Saturday bringing the week totals to nearly six inches for parts of the Ozarks.
Sunshine returns for the second half of the weekend along with mild weather. Here is a look at the daily temperatures. Tuesday 61/65, Wednesday 28/35, Thursday 30/50, Friday 46/56. Saturday 44/56, Sunday 35/55.