TODAY: Skies will become partly cloudy with high temperatures in the lower 80s. Widely scattered t-storms are possible in the afternoon and evening. Storms are likley after 3PM starting in west Mid-Missouri over HWY 65. THere is a small chance for spotty storms near US 63 by 1PM, otherwise most storms occur in the evening. A few could be strong with south winds increasing to 10 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Storms will track east this evening ending near US 63 by 9-11PM and near HWY 54 between 10pm and midnight. Temperatures will be warm in the upper 60s.
EXTENDED: Rain and periods of storms will increase again early Friday morning by 5AM. Periods of t-storms are likely Friday through Saturday with high temperatures in the low 80s Friday and mid 70s Saturday. Storms on Friday afternoon, evening, and overnight could be strong. Rain will end north of I-70 by noon Saturday and by evening south of I-70 as a cold front moves south with drier, cooler air moving in. Sunday's rain chance is low and mainly near I-44 early in the day. It will be cooler with highs in the mid to upper 60s Sunday. Rainfall from Friday through Sunday looks between 1"-2". The start of next week looks dry with partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the 70s Monday, climbing to near 80 Tuesday. For additional weather updates, follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.