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Tracking severe heat through the week before weekend scattered showers/ storms

Today: Temperatures will top out into the triple digits this afternoon as the heat index could reach 107 degrees in some areas across Central Missouri. Winds remain out of the southwest at 5-10 mph with mostly sunny sky conditions.

Tonight: Temperatures slowly cool to the upper 70's for tonight's overnight low with mostly clear skies.

Extended: Temperatures remain dangerously high into Wednesday afternoon as the heat index looks to top out around 105 degrees while the actual temperature high tops out into he upper 90's. A low pressure system off to the northwest pulls toward Central Missouri by Thursday morning leading to chances of scattered showers and storms lasting into Saturday afternoon.

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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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