TONIGHT: A warm front will continue lifting north across mid-Missouri overnight. Clouds will build and temperatures will rise into the upper 40s by sunrise.
THURSDAY: Thursday starts off dry, mild and cloudy. Rain showers will slowly build into the region after 3pm. Rain could be heavy at times with thunder. Especially following the evening rush.
EXTENDED: Rain, heavy at times will be on and off Thursday night into Friday. Highs closing out the work week will be in the 50s again, but things are about to change. Toward Friday afternoon, the rain will likely pick up in intensity with a thunderstorm or two possible. A couple storms could contain strong wind gusts or a brief spinup tornado. Heavy rainfall, which could produce flash flooding, is likely Friday evening. Following the storms, cold air will push into the area. That cold air will overspread the region early Saturday morning, which would change our rain over to a wintry mix. Precipitation looks to return as another wave of energy work through Saturday before wrapping up. This is where we would see any accumulating snow falling, but the amounts and intensity are still being ironed out. Stick with ABC 17 as we track this tricky forecast over the next few days.