TODAY: It will be a partly cloudy day with temperatures warming again to the low 60s by afternoon with winds from the south near 15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.
TONIGHT: There is a small rain chance tonight, mainly a drizzle for areas north of I-70 and west of US 63 through Chariton, Howard, Randolph, and Saline counties. Drizzle will likely spread east overnight into Columbia and Jefferson City by daybreak on Thanksgiving. Lows tonight will 20 degrees above average near 50.
EXTENDED: A light rain or drizzle will be likely for much of the morning on Thanksgiving Day. Moderate to heavy rainfall will hold off until the evening hours. Rain likely increases from the northwest after 7PM, moving into Columbia and Jefferson City between 7 and 9PM. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur Thursday night through the Friday morning time frame, particularly for areas south of HWY 50. The front responsible for the unsettled pattern, looks to stall south of I-70 on Friday. Rain looks to stay with us much of the day for areas 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. 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. The chance of light rain continues Saturday night as low temperatures drop into the mid to upper 30s. Rain tapers off through Sunday morning with drier weather Sunday afternoon and highs in the low 40s. For additional weather updates follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.