Posted by Chief Meteorologist Beau Dodson — Welcome to spring 2024. This is the earlier spring equinox since 1896.

We are waking up to cold temperatures.

A widespread hard freeze is impacting the region. Temperatures have fallen into the upper teens to upper 20s over most of the region. A bit warmer over the Missouri Bootheel where southwest winds have developed.

Here were some of the 4:30 AM temperatures.

It will be cool today with gusty winds making it feel colder.

A range of high temperatures today. Winds will gust above 30 mph.