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Tracking Monday night storms and cooler temperatures ahead

Tonight: Winds continue out of the south at 10-15 mph helping Missouri stay well above the average overnight low at 69 degrees tonight.

Tomorrow: Early Monday morning, there will be some short-lived patchy fog throughout Central Missouri that will dissipate by mid-morning. Temperatures climb to 90 degrees with mostly clear sky conditions.

Extended: Monday night, an approaching cold front from the northwest fuels widespread strong to possibly severe storms throughout much of Mid-Missouri. These showers will be reaching Columbia by 10 pm. The main threat with these storms will be strong winds and possible strong downpours. Rainfall totals will range from 0.5-1.0" with isolated areas seeing more. Storms will lose strength later into the night/ early morning hours and become showers by Tuesday morning. These showers begin to dissipate by noon as skies will continue to clear throughout Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures will fall to the mid-'70s throughout this week for the highs and peak out at 83 by next Sunday. Skies will remain mostly clear throughout the duration of the week/ weekend.

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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 weekend afternoon forecaster.


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