1/10 – The Chief’s “MUCH Warmer Temps Ahead” Tuesday Morning Forecast

The pattern will remain quiet today with transitional conditions tomorrow. A fast-moving upper level disturbance will move past the area late tonight, but with little moisture to work with, any isolated showers should remain offshore.

While there isn’t much moisture through the column, there is some moisture in the lowest levels as a result of recent rains and continued soggy ground. As the high pressure moves eastward, winds will become onshore again and usher in warmer and more humid air, leading to a greater fog threat tonight into Wednesday morning.

By Wednesday afternoon, expect temperatures return to well above normal. Thursday into Friday, a cold front is expected to move through the area. Looking at the recent models, the low is generally forecast to skirt the southern half of Missouri. Dynamics are still looking favorable enough for strong to severe storms with this system. This would be a little north for us to really see that good forcing. But if the trough can really dig in a little more and the low pulls south somewhat, then it would really increase the potential to see severe weather. Friday will bring sunshine into the weekend along with another cool-down.

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