Mostly sunny skies are expected for Monday. Warmer air will filter into the area thanks to the sunshine and southwesterly winds. Highs should reach the upper-60s. While this will be warmer than what we have seen this weekend, it is still a few degrees below normal. Breezy conditions are expected, with southwest winds of 10-15 mph, gusting up around 25 mph at times.
Precipitation will become possible late Monday night and especially Tuesday out ahead of a cold front. While most of the precipitation will fall as rain, the entire Four States has the potential to see some snow mixing in Tuesday morning. Areas from I-44 to the south–including Joplin—should just see a few snowflakes and flurries. Areas like Pittsburg, Parsons and Lamar could see a dusting of accumulation. Up toward Nevada, close to an inch of snow is possible. Any snow that does accumulate should melt quickly.
A Freeze Watch is in effect for all the Four States Tuesday night into Wednesday. Skies will clear out and temperatures will fall below freezing—with some lows in the upper-20s not out of the question. Make sure to bring in any plants so they are not damaged.
There is a small chance of a shower Thursday, but most precipitation should hold off until Friday, when we have a good chance of seeing showers and thunderstorms.
A shower may linger into Saturday, but most areas will remain dry.
Mostly sunny skies return Sunday and temperatures will moderate well into the 60s once again.