An increasingly complex upper level pattern has developed with a main trough over the Great Lakes, low-pressure over Missouri and another west of West Texas. The low centered near MO is driving the cold front currently tracking east through the region. Cold air advection behind the front will limit warming today with few, if anyone, seeing temps rise above 60 degrees this afternoon.
The MO low will be drawn eastward with the main trough over the Great Lakes on Friday night into Saturday. This will reinforce below normal temps and keep the local area dry through this weekend. The low currently west of Texas will track across that state, moving into LA and MS late this weekend. A little moisture will get drawn up into the local area. Not expecting much more than some light rain at this time.
The extended portion of the forecast package will be essentially a persistence forecast of dry conditions under northwest to north flow regime influences through next Thursday. Temperatures will remain seasonally cooler to colder than normal with lows mainly in the 30s to lower 40s each day and highs generally in the 50s but warming into the 60s by later next week