First Alert: Chilly but nicer Sunday, look towards Christmas Weekend

Published: Dec. 18, 2021 at 7:16 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2021 at 7:19 AM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - After a very soggy 24 hours or so, rain finally pushed off to the east this afternoon as drier and colder air blows back in from the northwest.

Brian Alworth said we’ve had 1 to 3 or more inches of rain, but the forecast for the next week is very dry.

As the rain and clouds slowly leave, chilly northwest winds will kick in, so this will end up as a mostly cloudy, chilly and breezy day with daytime temps falling into the low to mid 40s after pre-dawn ‘highs’ in the 50s in much of the region.

Sunday will be a chilly but nicer day with more sun and less wind; highs though will only be in the 40 to 45 range.

Sunday night will be cold and frosty, and Monday will be mainly sunny and a bit warmer.

The pattern for the week ahead is looking dry and quite consistent as winds aloft remain mainly from the west and no major systems move through.

Skies will be clear to partly cloudy with little chance of precipitation until a very slight chance by late in the week.

By the end of the week an upper ridge looks to start to build over the south again, leading to a rather mild Christmas weekend in this part of the country.

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