There are several indications that we could be in for a VERY cold end to the month. Several meteorologists that specialize in Global Weather Patterns have noted some global variables that could lead to a big cool down for us. In effort not to regurgitate, I'll spare you those details.
The above image is the GFS model for January 19th, showing the morning lows. The light blue over Region 8 is showing lows between 5 to 10 and Southern Missouri in the -5 to 5 range. That would be the coldest air in a LONG time!
Stay tuned and we will keep you posted on the cold weather! Enjoy the slightly milder air over the next few days.