An area of low pressure and trailing cold front will move across the state through Tuesday morning. Rain will develop ahead of the cold front as early as 10 pm Monday in western Missouri and develop farther east through the night.
There will be enough instability ahead of the cold front south of I-70 to produce thunderstorms from 2-6 AM with the best chance southeast of HWY 54 and closer to the I-44 corridor. Severe storms are not expected but brief heavy rain and small hail are possible.
Rain moves east and out of Mid-Missouri by 7 AM but a few showers are possible behind the front through mid-morning. There is a chance of light snow mixing in as temperatures fall into the upper 30s but we won’t have any measurable snow.
It will be chilly Tuesday with afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s to near 40 and a cold northwesterly wind gusting to 25 mph at times which will generate wind chills in the 20s to low 30s. Skies will clear Tuesday night.
Areas north of I-70 will likely see under a quarter inch of rain through Tuesday morning but areas south could see up to a half inch due to possible t-storms.