Today's weather story on the NWS St. Louis site resembles a mid-January story. A strong low pressure system passed through Missouri yesterday, and pulled some cold air behind it. We had our second bout of snow showers this spring last night. Nothing stuck to the ground, so officially I reported a trace for today's report.
A freeze warning has been issued for our area southern Missouri. A teacher I work with is expecting to loose her Apricot and Peach crop over the next two nights. Thankfully, her apples have not bloomed yet, so there is no danger with them yet.
Freeze Warning as stated from NWS STL:
AN UNSEASONABLY COLD AIRMASS WILL DOMINATE THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION UNTIL MID WEEK. AFTER ONE BOUT OF TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING THIS MORNING...LOOK FOR LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON MONDAY NIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY WHICH MAY CAUSE A MORE WIDESPREAD HARD OR KILLING FREEZE ON TENDER VEGETATION.
THE COLD AIRMASS WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY PULL AWAY FROM THE AREA ON TUESDAY NIGHT...BUT SKIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE CLEAR AND THE WINDS WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT. LOWS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO BE IN THE LOWER 30S...SO THE FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT.