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Near record warmth, storm chances

Temperatures will feel more like early July the next couple days as southerly winds pump warm, moist air into Mid-Missouri. We will come close to tying the record high temperature of 90 Monday which was set in 1944 and 89 Tuesday which was set in 1962. Also, the humidity will climb this week and we’ll have muggy nights with lows in the 60s.

The weather pattern is warm and dry through Tuesday but as the ridge of high pressure aloft which is responsible for our dry, sunny weather shifts east, waves of low pressure from the west will move through. The first of these brings a chance of storms Tuesday night through Wednesday. A line of strong storms is expected to move into western Missouri after midnight and track to the east into Wednesday morning, weakening before moving into Mid-Missouri. These will affect areas west of HWY 63 for the morning commute. For Wednesday afternoon, a few more storms could develop as this upper wave lifts off to the northeast. Any afternoon storms would be spotty. At this time, no severe weather is expected.

Storms become more likely Thursday night and Friday as another storm system aloft moves in from the west, producing periods of storms through Saturday morning. Heavy rain is possible with some of the storms, especially Friday night ahead of a cold front which will slowly moves through.

Watch ABC17 News through the week for updates on timing and strength of storms and forecast rainfall amounts.

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