TODAY: There is a chance of spotty light rain or drizzle early in the day under mostly cloudy skies. It will be mild & breezy with high temperatures reaching the mid 60s with southerly winds gusting to 28 mph at times. Rain will increase and become likely this evening after 5 PM with heavy rain at times overnight.
TONIGHT: Heaviest rainfall will occur from 9PM through midnight with moderate rainfall in the overnight hours. Temperatures will drop fast after the cold front moves through north of I-70 at 1 or 2AM. Temperatures will dip to freezing in NW Missouri. Black Friday shoppers will need to watch for slick spots coming from Chariton, Saline, Randolph, and Macon counties. As temperatures drop to freezing, freezing rain will be possible early in the morning Friday. Areas along and south of I-70 will stay above freezing in the mid to upper 30s.
EXTENDED: Rain is likely much of the day Friday with the best chance south of I-70, bringing rainfall totals up and the possibility for flash flooding. Rainfall amounts of 1-3" look likely, with pockets of 4" along and south of HWY 50. Rain tapers off Friday night but some lingering drizzle is possible overnight. Temperatures will fall to near freezing north of I-70 late Friday night with some freezing drizzle possible which could lead to a light glaze of ice north near HWY 50 and further north through 8AM. Another wave develops along this front bringing more moisture in from the south again on Saturday. Saturday will be cool with high temperatures in the lower 40s and an increasing chance of light rain, with the best chance south of I-70. There is a change for Sunday. This next wave lifts over Mid-Missouri on Sunday bringing more widespread rainfall throughout the day, ending Monday morning. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.