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Tracking slight rain chances leading into Labor Day weekend

TODAY: Thursday is shaping up to be a summer like day, very similar to yesterday. Expect a high near 90, with low humidity. Sky cover will likely consist of some high and thin clouds, but sensibly most will experience a mostly sunny day. Winds will begin to shift out of the south by the afternoon.

TONIGHT: Cloud cover will begin to thicken overnight as more moisture works into the area. Temperatures won't cool as fast tonight, leaving lows in the upper 60s early Friday morning.

EXTENDED: By mid-morning, moisture arrives riding a low level jet into the region. This brings spotty rain chances by the morning hours. This will evolve into a spotty to sparsely scattered storms in the afternoon. Plenty of dry time will exist between storms for Friday night football. Chances for rain will linger for Saturday as moisture lingers ahead of an approaching weak cold front. Not much impact is expected from the front, but it's timing will play a role in our forecast. If it passes through mid-Missouri, it will leave us drier and cooler into Labor Day. The problem is, that solution is not certain, and atmospheric moisture may linger close enough to bring some rain through the end of the weekend. Currently, the overall forecast trends drier Sunday and Monday, so we're currently leaning dry for Sunday and Monday. Slight chances for rain grow into the middle of next week. Temperatures over the next seven days generally bounce around in the upper 80s.

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