We had a cool start to the day yesterday, but this morning is even colder. Temperatures are about 10 degrees colder than yesterday morning, as we sit in the upper 20s to low 30s. Winds have died down and are at about 5-10 mph. That little bit of wind though is making it feel colder than it really is, so wind chill values are in the low to mid 20s. We also have a Freeze Warning is in effect until 9am for Monroe and Ralls County in MO and Pike and Scott County in IL until 9am this morning. We could all see some patchy frost though. A high pressure system will move through the Tri-States today, allowing us to have wall to wall blue skies. However, highs will still be below average in the mid 50s. Heading into tonight, clouds will start to build into the area ahead of our next weather system. With the cloud cover and southerly winds, lows won't be as cold, in the low 40s. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and we'll have the chance of rain showers as a cold front approaches the Tri-States. Rain chances especially increase in the evening and nighttime hours. Highs will be near 60. Easter Sunday is going to be rather cloudy as well, with widespread rain showers looking likely. So Easter egg hunts will probably need to be moved inside. Even some thunderstorms will be possible late Saturday night into Sunday. We could see a decent amount of rain Sunday, possibly over an inch. Another shot of very chilly air will build into the area behind the cold front that moves through Sunday. With the sudden rush of cold air, it may be enough to switch the rain over to snow before ending late Sunday night into early Monday morning. On top of that, we could have another freeze/frost event early Monday morning. With more chances of freezes Tuesday and Wednesday morning.
Meteorologist Whitney Williams is a member of the WGEM StormTrak Weather team.