U.S. officials said Tuesday that while pro-Russian rebels were responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, they now believe it's likely the rebels didn't know the plane was a commercial airliner.
TODAY: We'll have sunny skies this morning bringing a few more clouds this afternoon as a cold front approaches Mid Missouri. It will be the hottest day of the week, and potentially into August. Heat advisories remain in effect from noon until 7pm for west Mid Missouri counties bringing heat index values in the triple digits. Columbia could see values between 101 and 102 this afternoon.
TONIGHT: As a front starts to move in tonight, increasing clouds along with thunderstorms are expected to start up late, mainly after 10PM. Storms will be isolated and a few could be strong to severe, mainly north of I-70. The main threat with severe storms will be damaging winds and large hail.
EXTENDED: High pressure returns Wednesday through Friday bringing much welcomed relief with temperatures in the low to mid 80s. Weather will be quiet through Friday before a next front moves in Friday night, which will bring our next storm chances. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack and log on to abc17news.com.
Hurricane Arthur made landfall in North Carolina late on July 3, but it did not dawdle over the coastline to vandalize neighborhoods for long. By Friday morning, it had weakened to a Category 1 and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday.