MONDAY - FRIDAY
Yawn! Temperatures heading into Monday and then on through the week will remain in the 50's during the day with overnight temperatures in the 30's for the most part, thanks to continuing southwesterly flow aloft across the region. For me that translates into a cross between hibernating and hitting the bars!
The mild weather will continue through Thursday as semi zonal flow occurs behind the system late Tuesday night. A cold front will then begin to approach the region Thursday evening into early
Friday morning. This system will bring another shot at some very light precipitation but more importantly will bring a colder and much more winter like air mass to the Ozarks.
Behind the front on Friday, day time temperatures will struggle to make it to 40 degrees for all but the eastern Ozarks as the front moves slowly east. By the weekend afternoon highs will be in the 30's for nearly all locations with some areas across south central Missouri that may approach near the 40 degree mark.
Models have been hinting at precipitation for Sunday, Christmas Eve Day, but there are significant issues with the coverage, timing and track of what appears to be a weak system. Will continue to watch the trend for now.