Very cold temperatures will continue today and Wednesday as surface high pressure builds into the area.
An upper low will close off near Arkansas and Louisiana by early Wednesday, and there may be some cloudiness across the southern and eastern parts of our forecast area Wednesday into early Thursday with this system.
The lower levels will remain much too dry for any precipitation. Any wraparound snow early Thursday should remain to the east of our forecast area.
A warm up will take place Thursday and Friday, with temperatures Friday possibly reaching above normal levels in some places. This will be short lived however, as another cold front will move across the area Saturday afternoon and evening. Some light rain may occur behind the front late Saturday night into Sunday morning, with thermal fields looking too warm for anything other than liquid precipitation.
The GFS does make it cold enough for snow Sunday morning near the Kansas border, but that model also suppresses the precipitation well south of that area by that time, so it appears what precipitation, if any, that falls will do so as rain.
After a chilly day Sunday, another warming trend will begin early next week.