TODAY: It's a warm start to the morning across Mid-Missouri, with the chance for some isolated showers and storms. You'll want to grab that umbrella as you step outside, with an increasing chance for storms into the afternoon hours. The best chance for storms will be along and north of I-70, with a few drifting south through the evening. Severe storms are unlikely, but a few strong storms with heavy downpours are possible. Outside of storm chances, it will be another hot afternoon with highs climbing into the mid 90s under partly cloudy skies. It will still be humid outside, therefore heat indices will still top out near 105 degrees. Exercise caution if you are going to be outside for an extended time today.
TONIGHT: Lingering showers and storms are expected through the night along and south of I-70, as a cold front continues to track through the region. Overnight lows will bottom out in the low to mid 70s under partly cloudy skies. A noticeable shift in the wind out of the north will set the stage for cooler and drier air to filter into Mid-Missouri, which will lead to a beautiful weekend.
EXTENDED: The cold front heads south Friday morning, but little to no rain is expected for our area. It will be cooler Friday, reaching the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. Northerly winds behind the front will usher in cooler, drier air which will be here for the weekend, giving us one of the nicest weekends so far this summer. We'll have abundant sunshine with highs in the mid 80s Saturday and upper 80s Sunday and lower humidity. Nights will be comfortable, dropping to near 60 Saturday night. We'll start heating up again Monday into the middle of next week as we jump back into the 90s and the humidity climbs. Watch ABC 17 News for the latest forecast and check back here for updates.