FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Colder and less windy today

Slight chance for rain tomorrow morning
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 9 hours ago
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Good Saturday morning to you, a cold front has pushed through the Ozarks overnight, leaving us with much cooler air and some clearing in our skies.

Today will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than yesterday with winds calming through the afternoon. Despite the cold air, it’ll be dry as high pressure moves in. Highs will hardly warm much, some areas may stay in the 30s all day but others will reach the low 40s depending on the amount of sunshine.

High temperatures will struggle to reach 40 Saturday
High temperatures will struggle to reach 40 Saturday(ky3)

A weak upper level disturbance is forecast to near counties south of I-44 later tonight, which will bring mostly cloudy skies back into the area. A slight chance for a few widely scattered showers south of Highway 60 are possible through Sunday morning, some of which could turn to snowflakes given lows will be below freezing. Lows will drop into the upper 20s to low 30s.

Some snowflakes are not out of the question
Some snowflakes are not out of the question(ky3)

Given the amount of dry air still present tomorrow, no snow accumulation is expected and rainfall totals remain minimal through the next 24 hours. Sunday will be slightly warmer than today with highs in the low to mid 40s.

Highs will stay in the 40s Sunday
Highs will stay in the 40s Sunday(ky3)

With a stationary front to the south through the extended term, we will remain in an active weather pattern this upcoming workweek. Moisture will start to increase from south to north through Tuesday, which means most of the rain will remain south of I-44. After that, it’s looking a bit more widespread through Saturday.

The rain is expected to continue into the weekend
The rain is expected to continue into the weekend(ky3)

Now I don’t think it’ll be nonstop heavy rain for 5 days, but pockets of heavy rain will be possible mainly in North Arkansas through the late week. Rainfall totals are registering at least a few inches of rain this week across the board, so have that umbrella handy! Temperatures will be near our average in the upper 40s to low 50s, with lows above freezing thanks to the clouds insulating some of the moisture.

do not use
do not use(ky3)

Looking ahead to the following weekend there may be a good chance for rain Saturday. This is important because this is the day of the Springfield Christmas parade.