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Tracking cooler air through Thursday, few storms Friday morning

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, lows in the mid-60s with lower humidity.

TOMORROW: Partly to mostly cloudy, low chance of a shower during the day. Highs in the mid-upper 80s.

EXTENDED: A slow moving cold front continues to slide south this afternoon, lowering temperatures and humidity by tonight. High pressure moves in overhead, keeping us clear and comfortable with temperatures dropping off into the 60s overnight. Thursday will start off cool and comfortable, and clouds move in toward mid-afternoon keeping highs in the upper 80s with lower humidity. A complex of storms is expected to move across northwest and northern Missouri late Thursday night into Friday as a disturbance rolls across the region. Showers and storms could linger into late Friday morning, but once rain clears temperatures rise back into the upper 80s to around 90 with dew points in the upper 60s. That sends the heat index to the mid-90s Friday afternoon. Late Friday night, another complex of storms could skirt by areas north of Highway 24, but the better chance of storms will hold off until a cold front moves through the area on Saturday night. Saturday afternoon will be last brutally hot day for awhile as highs reach the upper 90s with a heat index in the 100-105 degree range. A cold front will bring a chance for showers and storms Saturday night into Sunday morning. The upper level pattern begins to shift to a more northwesterly flow by Sunday into next week, allowing temperatures to drop into the low to mid-80s Sunday into next week. A drier air mass settles in, keeping things much more comfortable next week.

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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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