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Tracking scattered storms early, clouds remain overnight

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with storms losing intensity after sunset. Lows in the lower 60s.

TOMORROW: Clouds gradually decrease. Highs in the lower 80s with lower humidity.

EXTENDED: A few of the storms that have developed across Mid-Missouri this afternoon may become more robust over the next few hours, so we'll watch locations along and south of HWY 50 for isolated gusty winds and heavy downpours. The window for strong storms will be short as we'll lose energy as the sun goes down. That said, lingering showers may be possible into early Wednesday morning for our far southern counties/southern Missouri. Clouds will be slower to exit, so expect a gloomier start to the day but temperatures will be cooler in the wake of the front, dropping into the lower 60s overnight. We'll gradually see sunshine by late afternoon, warming us up to the lower 80s. This will be our coolest day of the week with winds shifting back southeast on Thursday, sending highs back into the mid-upper 80s. Heat ramps up even more as high pressure builds once again through the end of the week into the weekend. Highs reach the lower 90s with a heat index between 93-96. We continue the above average warmth into next week, but a stronger system moves in by mid-week, bringing a chance for rain and storms potentially by Wednesday. The Climate Prediction Center trends has us above average through the end of this month on temperature, and near normal (but on the drier side) for precipitation. Averages are 81 and 59 for this time of year.

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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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