TODAY: A mild morning is underway across Mid-Missouri, as temperatures are hovering near 60 degrees. With such a warm start to the day, we’ll see the potential for record warmth ahead of a cold front later today. Highs this afternoon will top out in the lower 80s, under partly cloudy skies. The record high is 81 set back in 1953, so there is the potential to break that high. Through the day winds will gradually shift out of the southwest to the northwest, as a cold front tracks through the region. Winds at time will be breezy under 15 mph. Despite this, the frontal passage should be a dry one, with the exception of light rain showers near I-44.
TONIGHT: The cooler air will be slow to arrive, as lows only bottom out in the mid to upper 40s. Thanks to plenty of moisture advecting into the region, we’ll see overcast skies tonight. Winds through the evening will be breezy out of the northwest up to 15 mph.
EXTENDED: The next chance for more organized rain will arrive overnight Monday and will continue into late Tuesday. Cooler temperatures near the seasonal average will dominate Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 50s. Due to upper-air patterns bringing in frequent rain and storm chances over Mid-Missouri, we have much needed shower and thunderstorm chances each day of the week into this weekend. By Thursday and Friday, another warming trend will take the place of cooler temperatures. In regards to severe weather chances, the next chance for stronger storms exists for Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. Please check back for updates and follow ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter and ABC17News on Facebook for updates as well.