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Tracking a clear and humid night before another round of dangerous heat

4Th of July: Skies look to remain mostly clear tonight allowing for great firework viewing conditions. High humidity will make the actual temperatures feel warmer. Tonight's lows cool to the upper 70's keeping us well above average.

Tomorrow: Temperatures will soar to triple digits tomorrow with the heat index expected to surpass 105 degrees in some areas leading to dangerous conditions outdoors. Skies remain mostly clear with winds out of the southwest at 5-10 mph.

Extended: Skies remain mostly clear throughout Wednesday with the possibility of a few isolated storms bring brief downpours and lightning. Wednesday's afternoon high's reach the upper 90's as the heat index rises to nearly 105 degrees once again. Thursday sees increased cloud cover ahead of an approach low pressure system into Friday that will see scattered storm chances lasting into Saturday. Highs peak into the lower 90's heading into next weekend.

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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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