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Ushering in 2019 with colder air in place

TODAY: It will be a cold start to 2019 as morning temperatures continue to bottom out in the mid 20s. With heavy cloud coverage for the morning commute, there could be some patchy drizzle mixed in with a few flurries. Highs will struggle to climb into the lower 30s. It’ll be a dreary all day today, as overcast skies will remain and breezy winds will make it feel more like the lower 20s through the day.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies remain locked in place tonight with winds light out of the north. Winds settle through the night, but temperatures still drop into the low 20s. Luckily, wind chill shouldn’t be too much of a factor through the night.

EXTENDED: A bit more sunshine can be expected into Wednesday as clouds break apart, however it still remains chilly through the afternoon with highs in the 30s. A warming trend will slowly take hold as we head into the middle of this week, with temperatures topping out near 40 degrees into Thursday. Another southern storm system will bring a chance of rain and snow to parts of Mid-Missouri late Thursday into early Friday. There is still uncertainty to how far north this system will track which will make a difference on how far north the precipitation reaches. Areas along the I-44 corridor look to have the best chance of picking up on a wintry mix by Thursday into Friday. Some data is suggesting that precip may lift further north closer to I-70. Our northern counties have the best chance at staying completely dry. Once that system passes, sunshine returns as we head into the weekend with highs topping out in the upper 40s to near 50. Watch ABC 17 News for the latest on the upcoming changes and check back here for updates.

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