60s/70sVariable clouds; highs upper 60s to mid 70s
Mostly cloudy; cold front moving southFRIDAY
50s/60sCloudy with a few showers early, then partly cloudy
24-hour forecastSatellite & RadarWind ChillAllergy IndexAlmanacGood morning! A gusty south wind, increasing low-level moisture and some clouds have kept temperatures in the 50s to near 60 this overnight. A very strong low-level jet stream could "mix down" today and provide gusts over 40 mph at the surface. The biggest question for today's weather is the extend of cloud cover. Increasing moisture should lead to more clouds, but stronger winds above the surface favors more mixing in of the drier air above the cloud deck and thus more sunshine. It's a tough call, with models showing anything from 61 to near 70. I suspect we'll be at the warmer end of that range, and if any substantial breaks in the clouds can develop mid 70s are possible! A cold front will head into the area tomorrow and bring highs perhaps even into the 50s for northern Ozarks counties, with low/mid 60s still over Arkansas. We'll see more sun tomorrow to offset the front's effects, and the front will move north again on Saturday evening. Warmer air will flow north again for the weekend before a strong cold front moves through on Monday.