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Showers and t-storms increase into tonight

FRIDAY: Fog is hanging on tough into the afternoon hours. However, with all of Mid-Missouri back above freezing, slick spots will be hard to come by. These hazy skies are struggling to mix out thanks to a lack of sunshine in the area. We will still get close to our normal highs with temperatures getting close to 50, continuing the warming trend we’ve seen in recent days. We stay dry through the majority of Friday, but storms increase from the southwest ahead of our next system that will bring widespread rain and an isolated strong storm into tonight.

TONIGHT: After 9-10 PM storms will track in from the southwest and increase to the north overnight. With moisture ahead of this system, heavy downpours are expected with rumbles of thunder possible. Nothing will be severe as you head to bed. The bulk of the heavy rain will push north of I-70 by morning. As the warm front sparking the showers and t-storms tonight moves north, temperatures are going to rise through the night. Lows will bottom out in the low 40s by midnight and rise into the upper 40s through the early morning hours.

EXTENDED: Heavy rain and storms stick around through early Saturday morning, with rain eventually tapering off as the system tracks to the northeast. A few lingering showers could stick around into Saturday afternoon, but most areas will be dry through the day. Highs will top out near 60 degrees to start of December, but only briefly. Colder air will filter in behind the cold front Sunday, leading to falling temperatures and the return of winter. While some wintry mix can’t be ruled out for Sunday north of I-70, most areas should stay on the dry side. A better chance for a wintry mix arrives as we head into Monday, as a weak upper level disturbance tracks through the region. While the system will be moisture starved, a light wintry mix can’t be ruled out. All of next week keeps temperatures below seasonal values, with highs struggling to climb out of the 30s. Stay with ABC 17 News as we continue to track the latest details on the changing conditions.

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