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Insider Blog: Tracking storms to start the holiday weekend, followed by pleasant Sunday and Monday

After a beautiful couple of days around Mid-Missouri, the Stormtrack weather team is keeping a close eye on a cold front to our northwest that will bring the threat of showers and thunderstorms Friday into Saturday.

Showers and storms are expected to move in early Friday morning, making for a wet commute across northwest Missouri. Precipitation becomes more scattered by mid-late morning, with a break expected during the day as the front stays parked across far northern Missouri.

There could be an isolated shower or storm by evening, but more widespread rain and storms fill in along the cold front as it slowly sinks south late Friday night into Saturday. Heavy rain and lightning will be the main concerns along with 1-2" of rain across much of the area. Showers and storms are expected to exit by mid-late afternoon, leaving us with clouds for the rest of the day.

If you're planning to tailgate before the Mizzou football game in Columbia, keep in mind there may be a few showers and storms still lingering pre-kickoff. Right now, it appears rain will be moving out before 3:00 p.m.

The rest of the weekend looks great with temperatures in the low 80s with lower humidity behind the front on Sunday. Monday gets a bit warmer as winds start to shift more southwesterly, but it's still dry and comfortable to complete the long weekend.

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Jessica Hafner

Jessica Hafner returned to ABC 17 News as chief meteorologist in 2019 after working here under Sharon Ray from 2014 to 2016.


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