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Tracking strong overnight storms and a cooldown

Tonight: A cold front has developed out to our northwest and is gradually moving southeast. Out ahead of this front, storms will begin to develop that have the capability of being strong to severe. The main threats for tonight will be hail up to golf ball sized, damaging winds, flash flooding, and lightning. There is a slight risk of the development of a tornado, but these chances are very low. These storms will begin tonight at 8 pm in Northwestern Missouri. After 10 pm, storms will make their way into Columbia. As storms push southeast, the chance for severe storms decreases into the overnight hours.

Tomorrow: Early tomorrow morning storms turn into widespread showers with a brief break. Late Monday morning another round of showers push through Central Missouri behind the cold front. temperatures decrease as the day continues with clearing skies in the afternoon.

Extended: Tuesday and Wednesday a high pressure system over Mid-Missouri parks allowing for mostly clear skies and dry conditions. Temperatures begin to warm up heading towards the weekend with increased chances of thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday.

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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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