Tracking more warm air through the first half of the week
TODAY: Tuesday continues our warm trend with temperatures climbing well into the mid-to-upper 50s again today. Expect mostly sunny skies, and a light breeze from the southwest.
TONIGHT: Clouds are increasing by late afternoon into the evening. High and thin clouds at first, these will start to thicken a bit overnight, but pass by Wednesday morning.
EXTENDED: Wednesday starts warm again, with temperatures in the 40s at sunrise. Climbing to near 60 by the afternoon, temperatures will land well warmer than normal yet again. Rain chances will start to return by Wednesday evening. A system of low pressure will pull in warm and moist air ahead of it increasing shower chances overnight into Thursday morning. At the same time, cold air rushing in behind the low will try to change showers over to snow. As of now, significant accumulations are looking unlikely, with a trace or a dusting being the most likely accumulation if we see any. The likelihood of a dusting is best in areas north of communities near the Lake of the Ozarks and Jefferson City. Precipitation will likely come to an end by late morning on Thursday, and we're left cold and dry for Friday with highs in the 30s. From there, we warm into the weekend, with highs reaching 40s on Saturday, and 50s on Sunday and Monday. Our next rain chance comes to kick off next week on Monday.