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Slow-moving cold front to delay rain until Tuesday evening

TUESDAY: Temperatures this afternoon are once again on the pleasant side, thanks to a slow-moving cold front. Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 60s and lower 70s across the region, with some mid 70s possible near I-44. It’ll be breezy today, with winds sustained out of the south up to 15 mph. While we are dry for the first part of the day, showers and an isolated thunderstorm are possible into the evening. Any rain we see will likely hold off until after 3 PM, making for a wet commute home.

TONIGHT: Showers and storms will pickup through the evening as they move to the southeast. This will lead to the heaviest rain falling east of Hwy 63, where areas could see up to .75″ of rain. After midnight storms will near the I-44 corridor and continue to push out of our area. Heavy downpours and lightning can be expected through the night, but nothing will be severe. Temperatures tonight drop into the upper 40s as winds shift out of the north with the passage of the cold front. It could be breezy behind the front, as winds will be up to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23.

EXTENDED: Showers will linger near the I-44 corridor through Wednesday, with a few showers as far north as I-70. While Halloween looks dry for a majority of Mid-Missouri, isolated showers can’t be ruled out. This will primarily affect those along and south of I-70, as the frontal boundary slowly tracks to our south. Temperatures for Halloween day look to remain in the mid 50s, with the cooler weather arriving into the evening hours. Thanks to the cloudy skies we’ll see, trick-or-treaters can expect temperatures to hold steady in the upper 40s and lower 50s for Halloween night. Showers are possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning, mainly closer to I-44 as an upper level wave tracks through southern Missouri. Farther north, it will stay dry with increasing sunshine Thursday and highs in the 50s. Another cold front will drop south Friday, bringing another chance of rain and keeping us in the upper 40s to low 50s Friday afternoon, dropping into the low 30s Friday night. After a brief break from the rain Saturday, more showers are possible Sunday. It will stay cool all weekend with highs in the low to mid 50s and nights in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Tune in to ABC 17 News on-air and online for the latest forecast updates.

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