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Tracking heat indices near 100 degrees, a few storm chances

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and muggy with lows in the low 70s.

TOMORROW: Mostly sunny early with a chance of late day storms, especially along and west of Highway 65. Highs in the low 90s. Heat index between 96-98 degrees.

EXTENDED:  Tomorrow starts off hot as we climb into the low 80s by mid-morning and eventually into the low 90s by afternoon. We will have a ton of moisture and instability in place across the region as a storm complex north of us drops south across western Missouri and eastern Kansas by late afternoon. With the amount of energy it has to feed off of, I don't see it dying out too much. This could clip areas along and west of Highway 65 and temporarily cool those areas into the evening. The better chance for strong winds will be just to our west, but we'll watch the development of that system closely. If it tracks a bit farther east we could end up with some heavy rain and marginally strong winds for a wider area. As of now, unfortunately we won't get much help from this rain elsewhere as highs reach the low 90s on Friday. With dew points near 70 degrees, the heat index late Friday afternoon climbs in to the upper 90s. A weak front enters the area on Friday into into Saturday and could trigger a few showers and storms, but those who don't get under one of these cells will be intensely hot with highs in the lower 90s and heat indices in the upper 90s. The better chance on Saturday for Mid-MO will be through about midday. Sunday is just as hot but slightly less humid. Temperatures reach the lower 90s Sunday and Monday. As our upper pattern shifts to the northwest next week, we can expect a slight cool down mid-week with a little lower humidity. Rain chances remain low, however the pattern will be conducive to these storm complexes (like we will see tomorrow and are typical of summer time in mid-MO) that are tough to pin down as far as timing and track until they develop. Overall, it looks like a quiet and warm week following this weekend.

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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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