TODAY: Temperatures this morning are starting out a bit on the cooler side, with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. A light breeze out of the north has wind chill values in the upper 30s, so you’ll need a light jacket as you head out the door. With clear skies and plenty of sun today, temperatures will have no trouble warming into the lower 70s today, for National Picnic Day. It’s a great afternoon to enjoy the beautiful weather, with low humidity and winds remaining light out of the northeast under 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Skies remain clear this evening, allowing temperatures to once more drop into the lower 40s area wide. Locations along and north of Hwy 24 could see temperatures briefly fall into the upper 30s. We’ll see winds gradually shift out of the southeast providing the start of a warming trend that will carry us through the middle of the week.
EXTENDED: As we head into the work week, the sunshine will stick around and temperatures will warm into the mid 70s for Monday and climb to near 80 by Tuesday. Clouds will gradually be on the increase through Tuesday ahead of our next storm system we are tracking. There is currently a marginal risk for severe storms as we head into Tuesday evening after 8 PM, for southwest Mid-Missouri. This will be the onset of a very unsettled weather pattern that will bring us cooler temperatures to close out the week and heavy rain likely each and every day. As we head into the latter half of next week, the rain looks to once again bring a flooding threat to Mid-Missouri, as current estimates look to bring about 3+” of rain. Please check back for updates and follow ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter and ABC17News on Facebook for updates as well.