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Summer-like today and then wet and cool this weekend

Wednesday afternoon will mark nearly 2 weeks of above average temperatures for Mid-Missouri and that streak will end on a very warm note. This means we have seen our high temperatures at or above 65 degrees for the better part of April. Now while this has been the case, despite the warmth we haven’t come close to breaking a record high. That very well could change today, as strong southerly winds and a building ridge will elevate temperatures into the mid 80s.

The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team has forecasted a high of about 84 degrees this afternoon, but with such strong southerly winds, it’s likely we could overachieve. If this occurs we could see near-record breaking temperatures through the afternoon hours. The record high for April 19th is 87 degrees set back in 1996.

If you are a fan of this warm weather, enjoy it because a cold front brings strong storms tonight, with cooler weather following by the weekend. We’re talking the return of the upper 40s and lower 50s for highs as we head into the weekend.

Stay tuned to ABC 17 on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information regarding timing and changes of what to expect as we head into the weekend.

As for this Wednesday, enjoy the preview of summer.

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