TONIGHT: It will be a mild and breezy night across Mid-Missouri, with temperatures holding steady in the mid to upper 50s. Winds will be out of the south up to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21. An approaching cold front will give way to a few scattered showers through the night, but a better chance exists for the AM commute Monday.
MONDAY: You’ll want to grab that umbrella and jacket as you head out the door Monday morning. While temperatures will be on the mild side, falling temperatures will occur through the day. This comes as a cold front tracks through the region with scattered showers sticking around through the AM commute and lasting into the early afternoon hours. Temperatures during the afternoon will quickly fall into the 40s, with winds shifting out of the west/northwest up to 14 mph. This will open the door for wind chill values to fall into the upper 30s by the evening commute.
EXTENDED: An unsettled weather patter moves in Tuesday with a chance of light rain courtesy of a lingering boundary. It’s possible that with freezing temperatures at the surface and warmer air aloft, that a brief chance for freezing rain will occur at the onset of precipitation Tuesday. While the threat is small, it does exist but warmer air moving in will gradually lead to an all rain event Tuesday. It’s quite possible a few scattered thunderstorms could be embedded within the rain showers, but no severe weather is expected. The nearly stationary boundary will remain across Mid-Missouri for several days, with upper level disturbances tracking through. This will lead to a multi-day rain event with possible flooding near I-44 where areas could see upwards of 2 inches of rain through Thursday. While rain will be the main precip type, we could tap into enough cold air as the system tracks out of Mid-Missouri Thursday that could yield some wintry precipitation. While it’s still several days out, the trends continue to suggest we’ll see some form of wintry precipitation. Behind the front, expect temperatures to drastically cool off, with overnight lows dipping into the teens and afternoon highs by Friday climbing into the lower 20s. Watch ABC 17 News for the latest forecast and check back here for updates.