The high Saturday is expected to be around 11 degrees and wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour are possible at any point into the evening, though the winds will die down overnight, Quinlan said.
Even Atlantic City, much further south, is expected to cope with temperatures as low as 5 degrees the next few nights and wind chills ranging from 6 to 12 degrees below zero, the National Weather Service said.
Michael York is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Paducah says it looks like the bulk of the precipitation will hold off until late Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.
If you have planned outdoor activities this weekend, wear a hat and gloves as temperatures will remain in the teens at night and mid to upper thirties during the day.
Accumulation is not expected to be heavy, with NWS anticipating "up to 0.05 inches" on trees and power lines, but little - if any - on most ground surfaces.
In fact, the weather service in Huntsville said lows on Monday night will stay above freezing.
Some sleet may also mix with the rain in central and northeast Missouri. "But we could see some snow".
Highs are expected to be in the 30s on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, he said, and the mid-40s on Thursday. Scattered showers are possible Thursday with highs in the upper 50s.