After a cool day Tuesday, temperatures will start to climb and stay above average from Thursday through early next week. The 30 year average high temperature for the middle of April is 65-67 degrees which we will surpass starting Thursday.
Medium range forecast models show a mild weather pattern shaping up for the second half of April as the polar jet stream stays well to our north. Except for brief cool periods, overall temperatures are expected to come in above average through April 25th.
It looks mainly dry through Sunday. However, there is a closed area of low pressure which will move across southern Missouri Thursday and Friday which could cause some light showers to develop as far north as I-44. The next chance of rain holds off until late Sunday and Monday as another upper level low slowly spins up over the Central Plains keeping our weather unsettled into the middle of next week.