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Tracking a change over the weekend

TODAY: Thursday is looking to be another sunny start, with sunny skies remaining the rule the rest of the day. Despite a cool start at sunrise, temperatures should still warm into the mid-80s with little or no influence from a north breeze today, unlike Wednesday.

TONIGHT: Skies remain clear tonight, setting us up for another cool start early Friday.

EXTENDED: High pressure here at the surface is the dominating feature this week so far, and will continue to keep us clear through Friday. Expect another sunny day, with highs in the mid 80s tomorrow. On Saturday, High pressure retracts to the east, allowing for more moisture to return from the south. This will bring the chance for an isolated storm or shower to approach our eastern counties by Saturday afternoon. That moisture will continue to linger, if not make more progress into mid-MO by Saturday night into Sunday morning, when it will likely meet a cold front from the northwest. This will amplify rain chances a bit, and spread chances areawide. Overall rain chances are still low, given the uncertainty of how much moisture will be available to the front, and questions that remain about timing. Overall, the event likely isn't a soaker, with little instability and limited moisture available to the system. Rain totals are likely around a quarter of an inch or less. Beyond this system, we get a bit of a cool down, with highs largely in the 70s to start next week.

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