TONIGHT: Steady rain will continue to spread east throughout the overnight hours with temperatures dropping quickly as the cold front approaches. Overnight temperatures fall into the upper 30s, with temperatures near the freezing mark in northwest Mid-Missouri. Expect gusty winds shifting to the north between 15-20 mph. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday morning for areas south of Highway 50, including the Lake of the Ozarks. 1-3" of rain is likely between tonight and Saturday.
FRIDAY: Rain is likely again as the cold front stalls over the area. It will be a cold rain, with temperatures only making it to the upper 30s with north winds at around 15 mph. Wind chills will be between 28-33 degrees. Some areas will be near the freezing mark early Friday, especially areas west of Highway 63. Those areas could pick up a minor glazing of ice, especially on elevated surfaces.
EXTENDED: Rain begins to taper 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 Saturday. 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.