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Tracking overnight storms with temperatures cooling

Today: Winds continue out of the southeast fueling above-average highs climbing to 90. Skies remain mostly clear becoming partly cloudy by the late afternoon hours.

Tonight: An approaching cold front out of the northwest will fuel late night showers and storms beginning at 8-9 pm tonight. The main threat for tonight's storms will be the possibility of damaging winds with brief downpours. Rainfall totals will approach 0.5" with some isolated areas seeing up to 1". Storms will lose energy throughout the overnight hours and become widespread showers.

Extended: The approaching cold front will exit mid-Missouri by noon tomorrow leading to clearing sky conditions and falling temperatures. mid-week highs will top out in the mid'70s with overnight lows dropping to the upper '40s. Skies will remain mostly clear heading into the weekend withs jumping into the lower '80s.

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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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