TONIGHT: Overnight lows will drop to zero to -5 north of I-70 and 2-8 degrees south. The wind will be lighter, under 10 mph but will still generate wind chills as low as 12 below near HWY 24 to near zero in the Ozarks.
THURSDAY: Thankfully, the bitter cold will be short-lived, with a slight thaw possible for Thursday afternoon as temperatures climb to near 30 north of I-70 but into the low to mid 30s farther south. Closer to I-44, some spots will reach 40 degrees with a southeast wind at 7-12 mph and mostly cloudy skies.
EXTENDED: The rest of the week we will see a warming trend, as the jet stream retreats back to the north. Friday highs rebound back in the lower 40s. The weekend looks nice with highs Saturday back in the mid 50s, with a spot shower possible. Winds picking up out of the southeast on Sunday will bring highs close to 60 to end the weekend. With the warmer weather, Sunday could bring a few showers by late afternoon but most rain will move in Sunday night, moving out Monday morning. The mild weather continues Monday with highs in the 50s but another cold front will bring another shot of rain in for Tuesday and cold air which brings us back below freezing next Wednesday. Watch ABC 17 News for the latest forecast and check back here for updates.