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Tracking a foggy morning, and a wet overnight

TODAY: Wednesday is starting foggy and warm. With calm winds and plenty of moisture, we have some widespread dense fog lying across mid-Missouri, with Columbia experiencing visibility near zero at the time of this writing. Fog will stick with us through the early morning, and possibly as late as 9-10 a.m. Temperatures will climb from the mid-40s, only into the low 50s with cloudy skies keeping us mild. Winds will be nearly calm and variable, not serving to change temperature much at all.

TONIGHT: We'll stay dry until around 5-6 p.m. at the earliest for those south of I-70, and after 6-7 p.m. for those north of I-70. This timeframe is for the initial onset of precipitation which may be a light shower, or possibly drizzle. Meaningful rainfall will likely hold off until midnight or later for those south of I-70, with widespread rain not reaching north of I-70 until later in the night.

EXTENDED: The bulk of the rain Thursday will fall south of I-70, with folks possibly picking up a half inch or more of rainfall south. Meanwhile, those to the north may not pick up a quarter of an inch. Path of this system will have a big impact on this. Overall, Thursday is looking wet, with rain in the morning, a break around midday, and another chance for passing showers in the evening. Expect steady temperatures, in the 40s to low 50s through the day. We'll dry out Friday, and remain in the 40s behind the cold front. Saturday, we're already watching another wave pass by. Over the last few days, it's looked like this may miss us to the south, but it's trending further north, so we'll introduce rain chances for those south of I-70. Our next system that rolls in early next week, is now looking like it may delay a bit, lowering our rain chances for Sunday, and centering them more on Monday night, and Tuesday. It's still early, but this may be our next chance to hear a rumble of thunder. Overall, there is still no significant chance of either wintry, or severe weather in the forecast.

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