FRIDAY: A raw and cold morning will kick off your Friday as a system tracks form the west. You’ll want to grab that umbrella as we’ll see steady rain increasing through the day. To start of the morning rain will be very light west of Hwy 63 and gradually spread eastward. By midmorning most areas should be experiencing a steady rain. With overcast skies and rain in the forecast, temperatures will struggle to climb out of the mid 40s making it the coldest day we’ve seen in quite some time. Any rainfall amounts will amount to less than .50″ of rain, which will continue to help alleviate drought conditions.
TONIGHT: By this evening showers will retreat to the southeast from 6 – 8 PM. Some areas south of Jefferson City may see lingering showers for the kickoff of high school football, but we are going to see drying conditions through the game. It will be cold through game time with temperatures in the low 40s and some upper 30s. Temperatures continue to drop tonight with a low of 36 by morning. With calm winds we could see some areas of frost develop by morning.
EXTENDED: The weekend starts off on a cold note with temperatures eventually rising into the 50s by Saturday under a mix of sun and clouds. The remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio from the Pacific will track inland with impacts felt across the Plains and into the Midwest. As of now, the best chance of rain for Saturday night into early Sunday morning is south of I-70 as the system tracks across northern Arkansas. An additional .50″ to an inch of rain is possible as we head into Saturday, with the better chance near I-44. Temperatures will stay cool Sunday with highs only in the low 50s. Rain looks to continue as we head into Sunday night and Monday ahead of a cold front that will bring the return to cooler conditions. It’s possible we could see our first widespread frost/freeze as we head into the start of next week. Keep up to date with the latest forecast on-air and online with ABC 17 News.