The National Weather service is predicting freezing temperatures in the northern part of the state, as far south as Boonville, Columbia and Jefferson City. A frost advisory is in effect for the greater Kansas City area and areas south of there.
Forecasters say low pressure will track from northern Missouri into central Illinois today, and although many areas will experience a brief warm-up today in advance of this low, more cold air will surge south in the wake of this storm system later this afternoon and this evening. With daytime temperatures about ten lower than normal for this time of year, this next round of cold air will be the coldest so far this fall, and will bring frost and freezing temperatures to much of the Central U.S. by Wednesday morning.
Below average temperatures will continue for the remainder of the work week, and the latest weather data suggests another very cold night on Thursday night with low temperatures at or below 30 over most of the region.
To check the forecast in your area, visit the National Weather Service in Springfield, National Weather Service in Kansas City (Pleasant Hill), or National Weather Service in St. Louis. For weather conditions in Southeast Missouri portion of Missouri, visit the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. Weather maps from the National Weather Service are below, outlining what you can expect for your area.