TONIGHT: Outside of lingering storms from the afternoon hours, the first part of the evening will be dry with increasing clouds. As we head into the overnight timeframe and early morning, a cluster of storms will be tracking out of the Central Plains and into Mid-Missouri. These storms, while not severe are likely to bring frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. By morning, areas that do see rain will see upwards of .15″. It will be mild with lows only dipping to 60.
THURSDAY: A cluster of storms will carry us through the morning hours, with most of the activity primarily affecting areas west of Hwy 63 through mid-morning. As we head into the afternoon hours, it’s looking likely that the greatest threat for rain will shift eastward. As we begin to see daytime heating, there is a threat for storms to strengthen and have the potential for quarter size hail and damaging winds. Where it does rain, upwards of .30″ of rainfall is possible. Highs through the afternoon will top out in the upper 70s.
EXTENDED: An upper level low looks to track south of Missouri Friday through Saturday. Friday is trending drier, but we can’t rule out a spot shower or two. This will bring an increase in cloudiness and storms ending the work week and for the first part of the weekend. Saturday we could see some heavy rainfall as the storms track through the region, with lingering showers for the first part of the day on Sunday. Starting next week, as a ridge builds in from the southwest we’ll finally see some dry days and slightly cooler temperatures. For additional weather updates follow us @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter and like us on Facebook.