THURSDAY: AM light rain showers are possible east of Hwy 63, but most locations will be dry for the morning commute. Despite the passage of a cold front, the cloudy skies will stick around keeping temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s through most of the afternoon hours. Additionally, winds will be quite breezy out of the northwest up to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26. This will lead to wind chill values in the mid 30s through most of the day Thursday. Isolated flurries can’t be ruled out near the I-44 corridor for this evening, but most areas stay dry into the second half of the day.
TONIGHT: Clouds will begin to break up after midnight, but partly cloudy skies remain. Temperatures will dip lower than what we have seen in recent days with overnight lows dropping back into the upper 20s. This is thanks to a stiff breeze out of the northwest through the night. Wind chill values will be in the teens waking up on Friday morning.
EXTENDED: Mostly sunny skies will be with us to close out the work week, but the cool conditions remain. Highs will top out near 40 degrees Friday, with wind chill values in the 30s. Christmas weekend looks dry with lows in the upper 20s and highs climbing into upper 40s on Saturday, with a slightly cooler Sunday. Zonal flow returns with westerly winds bringing the chance small disturbances to work through mid-Missouri, giving us limited rain chances. Small rain chances are possible for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but models are still having trouble coming into an agreement. As far as Christmas Day, it looks to be a mild one, with highs in the mid to upper 40s and overnight lows in the 30s. Stick with ABC 17 News on air and online for the latest changes to tracks and forecasts.