The last six days have been void of April showers but by Tuesday they'll be here much to the delight of May flowers and anyone concerned about the recent lack of moisture. Tonight will be mild with a few clouds and lows in the low to mid 50s...about ten degrees warmer than normal.
Cobalt skies have readied the region for the Blues pep rally this evening which will start at 5pm and for the Cardinals battle against the Brewers a few hours later. So the answer to the question: "Who's having a great day?" would be, well, us!!
The storms have arrived and fully intend to spend the night with us. This will mean 1-2" for most of us but 3" for areas south from Rolla to Effingham....most of it coming before sunrise. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect overnight for Dent and Phelps counties.
Expect a frigid start to the weekend as temperatures dip 10-15 degrees below average Friday night into early Saturday morning. A clipper system to our north will drop in a dry cold front overnight, with high pressure building in by morning, allowing for clear skies and light winds by daybreak.
Hope you've hauled your eggs in by now because Easter Sunday will be soggy right through sunset and a bit beyond. A cold front is working its way east through the NewsChannel 5 viewing area and ahead of it rain showers are racing northeast at 60mph.
If there was a way to copy and paste today's weather onto Sunday we'd surely do it because, for one thing, who needs to make the Easter Bunny hopping mad? However... This evening will be wonderful with temperatures slipping into the low 50s by midnight.
The winds of change have been blowing strong and warm these past few days and tonight they may just send us a few strong to severe thunderstorms! Clouds and southerly winds this evening will keep temperatures in the 60s all the way to midnight but we'll be dry most if not all the way.
Another weather system is on the way and timed to interrupt a busy commute but it will be all liquid. When it leaves, we'll be on our way to a nice weekend. However...clouds will be moving in Wednesday evening and south winds will push temperatures into the mid 40s and hold them there.
The closing days of February have indeed spoiled us with highs of 67, 75 and 69 since Saturday, reaching far beyond the norm of 50! March, on the other hand, with its reputation of arriving like a lion will get here in a grouchy mood and your morning commute will likely be its first victim.
We had a high of 75 today which, though not a record, is a full 25 degrees warmer than normal but winds gusting to near 45 mph sure did take the fun out of a Sunday that started out so beautifully.
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