Finally, a morning where the low temperatures don’t look like the highs for the day. It’s warming up! The seven day forecast is posted.
Despite rain chances, temperatures are on the rise. Today we’ll make a run for sixty in Springfield even with clouds, with sixties more likely in northwest Arkansas.
Friday’s temperature pattern is identical.
On Saturday, a weak cool front is expected by nighttime but before it gets here, I’m forecasting the warmest day of the next seven as sixties become common.
The real shot of colder air sets in Sunday night meaning Easter Sunday won’t be that much colder.
Later tonight and Friday night, showers and even some rumbles of thunder will be possible. A warm front will be moving north into our area and with a few upper level “ripples”, the rain should come.
Another shot of rain and thunder should come late on Saturday ahead of the cool front.
The rain totals are impressive especially for Friday night. If these come to pass (HPC forecast included), it would go a long way toward easing drought conditions even more over the area.
It should work out to be a fine Easter Sunday over the Ozarks. There might be some lingering showers very early in the day over northern Arkansas and south Missouri but they should move on quickly.
Sunrise on Easter is straight up at 7:00 a.m. and it will be cloudy over much of the area still with temperatures in the upper forties. I expect highs to reach near sixty on Easter!
Return of Cold
On April 1st (I’ll avoid the pun this time), colder air will once again visit the Ozarks. As I mentioned in my blog a few days ago, there is enough cold air to mix with another quick moving disturbance to provide a snow chance for the Ozarks.
It it comes to pass, it would likely be late on Monday and into Monday night. It would be more likely in upstate Missouri. Oh boy!
Finally, please read my blog post on storm chasing with my new adventure this Spring, “Tornado Ted’s Storm Chasing Tour!”