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Tracking Wednesday scattered showers and cooler temperatures

Today: Winds continue out of the south at 8-12 mph leading to highs into the mid-'70s with mostly clear skies.

Tonight: Temperatures drop to the mid-'50s holding well above the average lows for October 19th. Winds continue out of the south overnight with a few gusts nearing 20 mph. Clouds begin to pull in from the west in the late evening hours but remain mostly clear throughout the first half of the night.

Extended: An approaching cold front off to the northwest starts to creep towards Missouri Wednesday morning pushing moisture into the area out ahead of it. Scattered showers will begin in the early morning hours and continue into the early evening hours. The passing cold front will push out to the east by late Wednesday night leaving behind partly cloudy skies and falling temperatures back into the mid-'40s. The rest of the week remains mostly clear with highs back into the mid-'60s. By Saturday night, chances of showers and storms returning lasting through next Monday.

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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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