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Arctic high pressure that has brought our bitterly cold weather recently is finally sliding to the east with warmer southwest breezes developing across the Ozarks. Temperatures today warmed well into the 40s and this warming trend will continue over the next several days. Tonight will feature clear skies and readings falling into the mid 20s and we will keep that clear sky going on Friday with temperatures warming nicely into the low 50s! Should be a great finish to the week.
Southwest winds will really start to crank by this weekend as a strong storm system develops to our west. Gusts could reach up to 40 mph both Saturday and Sunday. Gulf moisture will stream north into the Ozarks with widespread clouds and even some patchy drizzle at times. This will tend to hold temps back a bit but it will still be a very mild weekend with highs Saturday in the mid 50s and low 60s possible Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will develop along a cold front late Sunday afternoon with the best chance of rain across our eastern counties.
Cooler weather returns early next week with highs closer to average in the mid 40s along with dry conditions.