Joplin, Missouri

Apologies for the lack of the post yesterday, Joplin deserves better than my inferior calendar reading skills. I blame my trip to the dentist this morning. Anyways, you get 2 forecasts for the price of 1 today!

At 253pm CST, the temperature at Joplin, MO was 40 degrees under fair skies. A dissipating area of high pressure is keeping conditions relatively pleasant at this time over southwest Missouri, but things will drastically change over the next couple of days. An area of low pressure will develop over the northwest Gulf by midday tomorrow, kicking up precip over most of the Lower MS River Valley. Also, a disturbance is sliding southward over the Dakotas right now and looks to make its way into the Mid-MS River Valley by late tomorrow. While the Gulf low should stay far enough to the south of Joplin to keep its effects at bay, the same can’t be said for the northern disturbance. It should deflect some off to the east as it swings into the region, but looks to bring some light snow showers to the area on Thursday morning before it moves on. They shouldn’t accumulate to more than an inch, but still could make things tricky on the roads for those heading off to work.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, clouds increase in the late evening. High 47, Low 23.
Thursday: Some light early morning snow showers possible, then cloudy and dry for the remainder of the day. Temperature dropping throughout much of the day. High 29, Low 12

TWC: Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 48, Low 23.
Thursday: A few morning flurries or snow showers possible, then cloudy. High 30, Low 15.

AW: Wednesday: Partly sunny. High 47, Low 20.
Thursday: Early morning snow showers, then mainly cloudy and much colder. High 29, Low 14.

NWS: Wednesday: Mostly sunny, slight chance of rain/snow late evening. High 45, Low 22.
Thursday: Slight chance of snow in early morning hours. High 33, Low 17.

WB: Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 45, Low 21.
Thursday: chance of early morning snow. High 27, Low 15.

WN: Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Evening rain changing to wintry mix. High 45, Low 23.
Thursday: Windy with isolated snow showers in early morning. High 34, Low 18.

FIO: Wednesday: Mostly sunny, clouds increasing in evening. High 46, Low 24.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day, breezy in morning. High 30, Low 16.

The Joplin area is pretty quiet right now, but that developing system over TX/OK is what will give us our brush with precip tomorrow night.