A push of drier and warm air will come into the Ozarks from the west today. Easter (and the last day of March) will be warm with high temperatures pushing into the upper sixties.
By late tonight, a much stronger system will usher in cold air for this time of year.
Monday and Tuesday will be much colder in the Ozarks. Both days will feature maximum temperatures only in the forties, almost 20 degrees below what might be expected in early April.
A band of precipitation will drop down over the area late on Monday. This will start as light rain showers and will probably transition to snow over some the Ozarks Monday evening. I’m not expecting anything that falls to stick, but’s it’s hard to take after a weekend of sixties!
Tuesday will be the coldest day of the seven day forecast.
The rest of weekend the the upcoming weekend will be spent warming up. Each day should get progressively warmer. I have sixties back in the forecast for Friday and Saturday and I think that level of warm should last even beyond Saturday and into the early part of the following week.
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