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Hazardous Traveling Conditions for the Midwest; Strong Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track across portions of the Midwest and into the western Great Lakes through Friday as a combination of a wintry mixture and rain will result in hazardous traveling conditions. A strong Pacific system will be approaching with high winds, and heavier rain and snow late Friday into the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Across Hawaii, strong winds and high surf. Read More >

An exiting cold front will finally bring an end to the dreary low clouds, fog, and drizzle. Clouds will still hang tough across northeast Missouri and west central Illinois, while a mix of clouds and sun are expected across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. The differences in cloud cover will result in highs ranging from the mid 40s in northeast Missouri to near 60 in southeast Missouri.
The evening will be dry but another round of rain will move into the area late tonight and continue on Saturday. The greatest probability of rain will be located south of Interstate 70, with rain more scattered along and north of I-70.
A large storm system will impact the central U.S. next week bringing our region widespread rain centered on Tuesday into early Wednesday. Currently there is potential for 1-2 inches of needed rainfall. The biggest unknown with this system is whether central and eastern Missouri and western Illinois will see any thunderstorms. Our latest guidance is suggesting the needed instability for storms will be quite limited and if we see any thunderstorms they may be confined to a small part of southern and central Missouri.