Warmer temps return for a few days

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While Fall is most assuredly here, the next few days will see conditions that feel more like late Summer as southerly winds bring warm humid air back to the region. While this will make Friday and Saturday a bit warm for this time of year, it will also set the stage for rain and thunderstorms, starting as early as Saturday morning in far northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, with the potential for storms to develop southeast across Missouri by late Saturday afternoon and evening. Otherwise, Fall like conditions will then return for the end of the weekend. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service: 

Today: Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. South southeast wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. South southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 81. Light south wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 a.m. Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 67.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 46.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72.