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Rain Chances Ramping Up

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For this time of year, temperatures are starting off on the warm side in the 40s to low 50s. It's going to be a cloudy day but temperatures will be pleasant again, with highs in the upper 50s to near 60. We have a cold front to our north currently. This cold front will continue to slowly move south into the Tri-States. With increasing warm air advection and moisture, about 40 percent of the area could see some light rain showers today. So not everyone will see rain today. The cold front will stall out south of I-70 tonight. This boundary will be a focus point later tonight for a thunderstorm complex in Kansas. Shower and thunderstorm activity will be ongoing through the morning hours tomorrow before weakening. Right now, it looks like the bulk of these storms will move through St. Louis but we are expecting to get some rain from them as well. The stalled front to our south will become a warm front and begin to move northward through the Tri-States. We are trying to pin down how fast the front will move northward and if the atmosphere will be able to recover from the morning showers and thunderstorms. However, I am expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms late tomorrow afternoon and evening. These storms could have the potential to be strong to severe. The main threats would be large hail and damaging winds. We will continue to watch for this possibility. On Saturday, a strong cold front will move through bringing us another shot at some showers and thunderstorms. Again, we will have to keep an eye on these for the possibly of them being strong to severe.

Whitney Williams

Meteorologist Whitney Williams is a member of the WGEM StormTrak Weather team.

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