A cold and snowy week lies ahead for northeast Missouri and western Illinois.

National Weather Service forecasters say the week starts out sunny but cold for Martin Luther King Day, with highs in the mid teens and wind chills as low as minus-15.

After a low in the single digits Monday night, a chance of snow moves into the area Tuesday afternoon continuing through Wednesday morning. Predictions are calling for as much as four inches of snow could land on the area by midweek.

The snow should be out of the area by Wednesday night. Highs Thursday through Saturday will range from the upper 20s to low 30s, with lows from the mid teens to low 20s.

There is a slight chance of rain and snow in the forecast for Sunday, with a high around 40.