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Tracking measurable rain, wet morning commute Tuesday

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with showers possible well after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s.

TOMORROW: Showers likely through mid-late afternoon with highs in the low to mid-50s. Rain amounts between 1-1.5" for much of the area. Breezy, with wind gusts between 25-30 mph.

EXTENDED: Rain showers will likely begin from south to north ahead of a warm front before dawn tomorrow, lasting through mid-late afternoon Tuesday. Rain amounts will be highest along the I-44 corridor where 1.5" to 2" will be possible. The farther north you go, the lower the amounts will be, but it will be welcome rain to much of Mid-Missouri where we are abnormally dry. Temperatures still manage the low to mid-50s despite rainfall tomorrow, but behind the front Tuesday night we drop into the upper 20s to around 30 degrees. There will be another low sliding to our south Wednesday, potentially bringing light rain to areas south of Highway 50, but we'll be cooler with highs in the mid-40s through Thursday. New Year's Eve is trending a bit warmer with temperatures reaching the mid-50s during the day, but there will be plenty to watch from after midnight through Sunday morning with the potential for a strong system to work its way through the region. If the low pressure system moves right over Missouri early Saturday, we'll likely end up with a cold rain through the day and perhaps some snow showers on the back side on Saturday night. The farther north this system tracks, the better chance we'll have of seeing plain rain. If it takes a more southerly track, we could end up with a mix and some snow into Saturday evening. We'll be watching as that system develops in the coming days since it's a holiday and a travel weekend. After it passes on Sunday, we're left with some Arctic air briefly filtering in Sunday morning as lows dip into the teens and highs only make the upper 20s during the day.

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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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