Cool conditions continue as high pressure remains dominant over the Midwest. North-northwest winds prevail today and tonight, and a mix of clouds and sun are expected Tuesday afternoon. Overnight, skies remain mostly clear.
Mid-Missouri could reach record low temperatures Wednesday morning, as temperatures fall into the lower 50s. The record low for Columbia on Wednesday morning is 53 degrees, set in 1930.
Temperatures remain about 10-12 degrees below average through Friday, as we stay in the upper 70s during the day. The average high temperature is 87 degrees. At night, low temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s through Saturday morning.
Heat returns gradually over the weekend, with highs back into the 80s. We'll our next chance for rain late in the weekend into early next week, with the exception of the Lake Area and portions of southern Missouri. An upper level wave passing through the Midwest could bring rain to southern parts of our area Thursday.
Next week, temperatures will be at or slightly above normal.
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