TODAY: It will be a mild February day starting off temperatures in the mid 50s warming to the mid 70s again. Rain and thunderstorms will hold off until the afternoon for most. Much of the morning commute looks to be dry. From 7AM through 10AM we’ll keep an eye on possible rain moving into the Brunswick area and Macon area close to HWY 24. A line of thunderstorms will move in however near Sedalia, Marshall, and the Truman Reservoir areas from 8AM-10AM. Columbia and Jefferson City this line looks to reach near US 63 from 11AM through 1PM and areas east of US 63 including Fulton, Montgomery City, Hermann, and Rolla, 1PM-3PM. These are the start up times. Rain will continue through the early afternoon for those west of US 63 and it looks to end through 9PM-11PM tonight for counties east of HWY 54. Rain amounts will range from 0.25″ to 0.50″ for most with highest values from HWY 54 and east, and near HWY 36 and north, where upwards to 1″ looks possible.
TONIGHT: As tapers off for those east of US 63 tonight winds will shift becoming northerly after midnight. Patchy fog looks possible with light winds and high dewpoints, with temperatures in the upper 40s, to low 50s.
EXTENDED: After morning clouds on Tuesday, sunshine returns on Tuesday afternoon with once again highs in the low 70s. The mild weather lasts through most of next week. Another rain chance does exist for Thursday and increasing towards Friday. The upcoming weekend looks to be more seasonal with temperatures returning to normal in the mid 40s by Saturday and Sunday. We’ll need to keep an eye for possible winter weather returning on Sunday afternoon. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.