Weekend Cold (and snow?)

12:09 pm in The Ozarks, Winter Weather by Ted Keller

Another arctic front will slam through our area on Saturday.  

While Minneapolis and parts of the upper Midwest are under a blizzard watch, our portion of the system consists of a cold front and very strong winds in the wake of the front.

Snow chances come in two forms: a brief changeover late Saturday as the front comes through and then some snow that may wrap around the upper Midwest storm which would affect central and eastern Missouri implying flurries in the Lake of the Ozarks area Saturday night.

Some computer models are outputing minor snow accumulations in the same areas I discussed earlier in the week to the northeast of Springfield and those chances remain as they were, outside the mainstream output.

The winds Saturday night and Sunday will be gusting over 25 mph!  This combined with temperatures in the teens will produce wind chill readings in near zero or even slightly below during this time!  Sunday’s high will only reach into the twenties.