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Tracking rounds of showers and storms this week

TONIGHT: A few storms possible before midnight; mostly cloudy with lows in the low to mid-60s.

TOMORROW: Morning storms possible near the Lake of the Ozarks, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s to around 80.

EXTENDED: A cluster of storms moving into far northern Missouri this afternoon will bring the potential of some brief heavy rain and possibly some isolated small hail by around sunset from the north, but storms should lose strength as we lose instability as the sun goes down. Another round of scattered storm will be possible in the morning, especially along and south of Highway 50. As this cluster of storms moves east, we are dry for most of the day. Another complex of storms develops out west across Kansas on Tuesday night, bringing more widespread showers and storms early Wednesday morning. That may take a bit longer to exit as a cold front pushes east during the day, but we'll clear things out completely Wednesday night, leaving us with a drier and cooler Thursday. By early Friday, another round of more widespread rain and storms is possible, thankfully clearing out in time for the weekend as high pressure finally takes control over the region. Rain amounts through the end of the week could total 2", but no day is a complete washout. Severe weather chances will be low given the timing of each of these systems, but isolated strong storms will be possible each round with a marginal amount of instability. We'll drop into the low to mid-70s for highs on Friday, with upper 70s to around 80 over the weekend. Next week looks warmer with upper high pressure bringing temperatures back above average.

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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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