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      Frigid temperatures return, multiple chances for flurries

      Temperatures will be frigid Tuesday and Thursday, and begin to warm for the weekend.

      An active weather pattern is in store for much of the Midwest this week. We'll be riding the temperature rollercoaster all week, starting Monday night.

      A strong cold front will push through mid-Missouri Monday night, dropping temperatures overnight into the lower teens. Some places may bottom out into the single digits. Northerly winds will pack a punch, sustained between 15-20 miles per hour overnight. A chance of snow is possible, but the bullseye for a little measureable snow is far to our east over central Illinois. Some of us will see rain change to snow Monday evening, with most of us picking up little to no accumulation. The highest totals will be east of Hwy. 63, up to 0.5".

      Highs Tuesday will struggle to top 20 degrees, with the wind chill between 5 and 5 degrees below zero. A short-lived warming trend will occur Wednesday, with temperatures topping the freezing mark.

      An upper level low pressure center will drag yet another cold front through mid-Missouri Wednesday night, dropping overnight lows into the low single digits. Highs Thursday will only reach the middle teens.

      A gradual warmup occurs for the start of the weekend with highs near 30 Friday and into the 40s for Saturday. Another cold front passes through Saturday night, with a chance of flurries overnight into Sunday.