Trending warmer next week, until then more cold and snow

Weather advisory: TD13F moves toward Fiji; Associated strong wind and rain

Cloudy, with a high near 39. South southeast wind 10 to 14 miles per hour becoming west in the afternoon.

Forecasters are calling for accumulating snow of 2 to 4 inches in those areas and wind gusts near 30 miles per hour.

Bigger valleys like the St. Lawrence River Valley, Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley likely see all rain or raindrops mixed in together with snowflakes. We'll start with rain first around the lower elevations of the I-25 corridor and just west into the Front Range.

It will be a blustery, cold day across Mid-Missouri, with falling temperatures through the day and northerly winds gusting to 25 miles per hour. The possibility of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Another inch or two of accumulation is likely, mainly in the morning. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Rain will turn back to snow Friday night and Saturday will be a cold day with some lake-effect snow.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind 6 to 9 miles per hour.

The weather will be springlike today, but there is an inch or so of snow possible on Friday in Wyandotte County.

SUNDAY: Party sunny. High: low 40s.

The combination of clear skies and diminishing winds will allow the mercury to dip into the upper teens and 20s Sunday night.

Today's National Weather Service forecast: Cloudy, with a 70 percent chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain.

Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

The river is expected to continue to fall and fall below 18 feet early Saturday morning.

After another cool Monday there are some signs of highs getting close to, or even surpassing, our average by the middle of next week! The snow and sleet has a better chance of accumulating once the sun sets Friday evening.

There was some concern about additional snow Saturday, but the computer guidance now is keeping the system to our south, which means just a rather cloudy day and below normal temperatures.