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Tracking afternoon showers and storms heading into 4th weekend

Today: Temperatures will top out into the lower 90's as showers and storms will move in from the northwest ahead and along an incoming cold front. A few strong to severe storms are possible with strong winds being the main threat along with large hail.

Tonight: Scattered showers and storms will continue along the incoming cold front which stalls near highway 70 allowing for potential rainfall totals equating to an inch in some areas. Overnight lows cool to near 70 degrees.

Extended: Scattered showers and storms will continue throughout Saturday as temperatures cool thanks to the cloud cover and cold frontal boundary. A few strong to severe storms are possible once again with strong winds and large hail remaining the main threats. These showers and storms become isolated by Sunday afternoon allowing for drier overnight conditions. Monday's highs will shoot back into the lower 90's with a few isolated mid-day storms looking to die out shortly. Monday night looks dry making for great conditions for fireworks.

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Chance Gotsch

Chance Gotsch grew up just south of St. Louis and moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in Atmospheric Sciences.

His interest in weather begin as a child when he used to be afraid of storms. Years later, he purchased a weather forecasting book and weather station at his elementary Scholastic Book Fair. After reading into the hows and whys of atmospheric science, he quickly became interested and gained his new passion.

Chance joined the ABC17 Stormtrack Weather Team in February of 2021. He is currently the weekday Noon Meteorologist.

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