TODAY: After some morning fog, and chilly morning temperatures near 32, skies will become mostly sunny and it will be warmer. High temperatures will reach the upper 50s to near 60 with a southeast wind at 6-13 mph.
TONIGHT: Clouds return tonight with rain and a few thunderstorms overnight. By 7PM-8PM areas west of US 63 will see rain begin. There is not a risk for severe weather tonight through Tuesday morning, while it’s likely rain will be ongoing Tuesday morning through 11AM for those west of US 63 and north of I-70. Temperatures will be well above normal overnight in the mid to low 50s as a warm front lifts.
EXTENDED: Tuesday will be warm and windy with high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, possibly breaking the record high in Columbia of 75 from 1972. Southerly winds of 15-20 mph will gust to 30 mph at times, giving us a higher fire risk Tuesday. There is a slight chance of t-storms by late afternoon which will increase Tuesday evening and overnight as a cold front moves through. Start up time looks to be from 5PM-7PM. Storms will increase overnight. Most of Mid-Missouri is under the Slight Risk for severe weather, only excluding northern Charitong and Macon, where these areas are under a Marginal Risk. The line of storms Tuesday night will track south of HWY 54 from 11PM through 3AM towards I-44 where strong to severe storms will likely be ongoing before exiting early Tuesday morning. Another chance of light rain moves in from the northwest Wednesday morning. A brief period of snow or rain/ snow mix is possible north of I-70 Wednesday morning but accumulation is not expected due to above freezing temperatures. It will be cooler Wednesday with highs near 50, dropping to near 30 overnight. The rest of the week looks dry with temperatures returning to the 60s by the upcoming weekend. Please check back for updates and follow ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter and ABC17News on Facebook for updates as well.