FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Windy and cold with flurries today

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Good morning! Some light snow fell overnight but little accumulation occurred in most spots. There will still be a few flurries around this morning—and in fact we’ll stay cloudy until later in the day, with a few flurries possible even into the early afternoon. From this point on no accumulation is expected. Highs will only be in the middle 30s over most of the Ozarks today, with a strong and gusty northwest wind to go with it. That means it’s a big coat day for sure. Tonight the sky should clear off for the most part, and we’ll see temperatures drop back down to the lower 20s.
The jet stream will be overhead for a couple days and surface winds will be strong as well. Friday looks like the windiest day with gusts well over 30 mph. There will likely be plenty of clouds Thursday and Friday, and we could even see a few light sprinkles Thursday evening.

The big upper trough will move east by Saturday morning and the jet stream will move away, bringing a significant warm-up. Saturday will be fantastic with highs in the 60s under sunny skies. Clouds will increase on Sunday afternoon and we could see a few late-day sprinkles, but I think highs will be in the upper 60s. A few showers are likely on Monday—and perhaps even a few storms. Temperatures could go into the low 70s if the sky clears in the afternoon. A front will drop through and stall in Arkansas by Tuesday, and all models are pointing to significant, if not flooding, rains. This will favor far southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, so please stay tuned.