UPDATE: Columbia homicide suspect turns himself in

UPDATE 7/30, 3:17 p.m.: The suspect in the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Marquez Reed turned himself in to the Boone County Sheriff's Department Saturday afternoon.


Warm weekend, rain chances

Temperatures stay in the 80s to end July.

A Chance to See the International Space Station Tonight

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest man made object in orbit around the Earth and is visible to the naked eye. Conditions are shaping up for an outstanding pass tonight- you just need to know where and when to look.

Heat returns for the start of August

Temperatures climb as high pressure aloft builds over the central states.

Radar detects thousands of birds Wednesday morning

Thousands of Birds Picked up

The echo you're seeing on this Doppler radar scan is not rain. The radar picked up thousands of birds leaving their nest this morning close to Malta Bend and Miami in northern Saline county.

Lightning Data indicating possible cause of fire on Monday Morning

Lightning data indicating possible cause of fire on Monday

Lightning Data indicating possible cause of fire on Monday Morning.

Surface Map Symbols Explained

A cold front is expected to pass into the area overnight and finally break the heat. Surface maps can show where fronts are visually, but its easy to get caught up in the symbols and what they mean.

Heat is number one weather related killer

Weather Fatalities

Each year, heat in the United States kills more people than any other weather event.

Humid air vs. dry air- which is heavier?

The air can feel heavy on these hot, humid days but is it?

Cooling mechanisms for human body

The body is efficient in a lot of things, but it can be a challenge for it to work efficiently in extreme heat.

What not to eat in the heat

Meat on grill

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Taking care of your body in the heat, is essential to make sure you stay healthy.

How to accurately take air temperature.


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Taking the air temperature should only be done if you are following the correct rules.

How to keep you and your pets safe this hot week

Dangerous heat continues today the heat advisories and warnings continue throughout Mid-Missouri till the end of the week. Here's how to stay cool and safe.

Excessive Heat and Humidity This Week

Heat advisories and warnings cover the central Missouri area till 7PM on Friday as temperatures reach the upper 90's to near 100 by the end of the week.

Heat and humidity returns

After several days of rain and low humidity, the heat and humidity will be making a comeback by the start of the work-week. 

Weekend storm chances, rising temperatures

Some areas could get rain this weekend with hot, humid air moving in Sunday.

Seasonal Lag: What is it and why does it occur?

Seasonal Lag and Electric Costs

Although summer has already started, we don't experience our hottest days of the year till well into July and August.

Storms bring widespread strong winds July 13

Damaging wind, heavy rain and frequent lightning moved through Mid-Missouri causing damage.

The low level jet & overnight storm formation

Storm clusters strengthen as warm, moist air moves in with low-level winds.

Unsettled weather continues

Strong to severe storms are possible again Tuesday night.

Risk for Storms This Week

Risk for Storms This Week

There is an increasing risk for strong to severe storms this week. Read about which areas and what time storms are likely to move in.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

Weather Video

Weather Interactives

Anatomy of a tornado

Tornado file

Find out all that you need to know about tornadoes.


Find out all you need to know about lightning.


Storm clouds

Find out all that you need to know about hail.


Winter storm

Find out all that you need to know about winter.


Find out all that you need to know about flooding.