TUESDAY: We’re off to a cloudy start to the day. There’s a slight chill in the air as temperatures will bottom out in the mid to upper 30s by sunrise. An area of showers will track into the area after 8am in our western counties. This will bring rainfall to most of Mid-Missouri between 10am & 4pm. There will be a brief lull possible during the evening rush, but have the umbrella ready just in case. More showers and even a rumble of thunder are possible after 6pm tonight. Temperatures top out in the upper 40s and low 50s.
TONIGHT: Round two of showers arrives after 6pm and will last through midnight. Some elevated instability will lead to the chance at a few rumbles of thunder overnight. No severe storms are expected. We dry out after midnight before the main cold front arrives Wednesday. Lows tonight will be in the low 50s.
EXTENDED: A strong storm system will approach the area Wednesday and winds will increase from the southeast through the day to 20 mph with higher gusts to 35 mph. Warmer air moves in, bumping our highs into the low to mid 60s. Showers and t-storms will increase from late morning through the afternoon as a cold front moves through. Drier air moves in behind the front and rain tapers off Wednesday evening. As a deep area of low pressure passes to our north Thursday, winds will increase and strong wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible. This is a long duration wind-event, some isolated damage is possible, especially following the soaking rains. A few showers are also possible Thursday with temperatures in the 50s. This system that will be affecting the weather for the better part of 3 days finally moves out by Friday, dropping temperatures back into the low to middle 40s. That quiet weather sticks around into the upcoming weekend with warming temperatures by Sunday, reaching the lower 50s for St. Patrick’s Day. Check back with ABC 17 News for the latest forecast on-air and online.