Sinking air from surface high to our north & lack of good lift should keep any sort of precipitation tonight-tomorrow morning to spits of sleet/snow, sprinkles & perhaps a couple isolated light showers (with lows 32-35).
Otherwise, it just looks cloudy through tomorrow with a very light northeast wind turning to the east. Wind will increase to 10-15 mph by tomorrow evening.
A few showers may arrive tomorrow evening, but much of the rain will arrive tomorrow night after 10 p.m.
Rain looks pretty steady right into Saturday morning.
It should then become showery right through afternoon. There may even be a brief period in the mid-afternoon where we see a break in the showers over much of the area.
Wind will be strong from the east at 15-30 mph with temperatures in the 40s & wind chills in the 30s.
Better dynamics & shear come in during the evening as winds turn to the southeast at 20-30 mph. Some scattered showers & a couple/few embedded storms are possible.
By late evening-overnight, southeast to south winds may be howling at 30-45 mph (isolated +45 mph gust possible). A line or band of showers & storms should pass as temperatures see a quick rise into the 50s.
Much of Saturday will be chilly & we will not reach our high temperatures until well after dusk.
Clearing should following in the dry slot & winds should briefly decrease.
There is a narrow corridor of an isolated severe storm or two Missouri & Illinois to Indiana (gray to green color).
Much higher severe risk will exist eastern Texas & Arkansas to Louisiana & Mississippi.
After winds diminish, another round of howling winds should occur Sunday p.m.-Sunday night at 30-45 mph (isolated +45 mph gusts possible).
As clouds return early Sunday morning, a scattered of rain & snow showers will occur Sunday with steady temperatures of 36-41.
A total of 0.80-1.60" of rainfall is likely Friday-Monday morning.
A few rain/snow showers are possible Monday morning, followed by mostly cloudy to cloudy skies & windy conditions (highs 37-43).
Tuesday looks windy with highs 44-50 as cold front slices through with a few isolated rain/snow showers.
Wednesday should feature clearing after a few morning snow showers possible.
Winds should diminish, as well.
With high pressure right overhead for part of Wednesday evening-night, temperatures should tank to 18-24 before rising to 23-29 late as southwest wind commences at 7-11 mph.
With increasing clouds & gusty southwest winds to 33 mph Thursday, highs should reach 47-51.
Overall wetter, milder pattern should come to an end in mid-December, followed by cold, cold weather.
Even with a brief sudden warm-up, latter December is looking colder than normal overall.
The risk is still there for a couple rounds of accumulating snow, as well.