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Tracking a rollercoaster of temperatures this week

Tonight: Temperatures slowly fall to near freezing tonight thanks to winds holding steady out of the west at 8-12 mph with partly cloudy skies.

Tomorrow: Clouds remain partly cloudy across Central Missouri with winds shifting out of the northwest late into the morning hours causing a slight decrease in high temperatures to the mid-'30s.

Extended: Multiple rounds of cooler, northern clipper systems start to funnel in causing various changes in this week's temperatures. Monday we will see our peak highs into the early '50s. Soon after, an incoming cold front drops us down to near single digits for Tuesday nights overnight low. Mid-Missouri remains dry until we see the possibility of slurries to light snow Thursday morning. We are currently looking at a dusting or less. Temperatures then approach average highs once again by the end of the week.

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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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