FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Breezy and colder tonight across the Ozarks
March comes in like a lamb with sunny skies and mild temperatures on Monday
Some rain showers will linger into the evening hours tonight, primarily across our far southeastern counties in south-central Missouri into north-central portions of Arkansas. It won’t amount to much in most locations, but some spots could see another tenth or two of an inch of rain before it ends.
Skies will remain cloudy for the first part of the night, but we’ll see slowly decreasing clouds as we head towards Monday morning.
Throughout this evening and overnight, winds will be on the breezy side. Those winds will be northerly from 10 to 15 mph with some gusts over 25 mph at times. These winds, combined with temperatures dropping into the upper 20s and low 30s will create wind chills in the low to mid 20s late tonight and early on Monday.
By Monday afternoon, winds will become much lighter, and with lots of sunshine across the area, temperatures will warm into the low to mid 50s. March will be coming in like a lamb across the Ozarks.
On Tuesday, we’ll see a chance for some rain showers across parts of the area. Right now, I think the best chances are along and south of highway 60. It may be just cold enough at the beginning of precipitation that a few soggy snowflakes may mix in as the precipitation starts, but impacts from any snow is not expected as it will be short-lived if it happens at all. For the rest of the week into next weekend, it now looks like we may stay dry. Temperatures from Wednesday into next weekend will range from the mid 50s into the lower 60s, which is slightly above average for this time of year.