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Tracking warming temperatures before a cooldown

Today: Afternoon highs warm into the mid-50s as winds remain out of the southwest at 5-10 mph. Skies remain mostly sunny thanks to a nearby high pressure system.

Tonight: Overnight lows cool to the mid-40s with partly cloudy skies. Winds remain out of the southwest with possible patchy fog.

Extended: A low pressure system creeps into Central Missouri Tuesday afternoon leading to light scattered after showers. Most light showers will be confined to the east of Columbia back toward St. Louis . As temperatures drop Tuesday night late, flurries will become possible exiting the region by early Wednesday morning. Temperatures cool dramatically with highs into the mid-30s Wednesday 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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