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Today will be the pick day of the weekend. Abundant sunshine is expected with a southwesterly breeze, and well above average high temperatures. Some needed rainfall is headed our way beginning across parts of the area overnight, and encompassing the entire area on Sunday morning. Most of the rainfall should be over by early afternoon with clouds hanging tough and temperatures 10 to 15 degrees colder than today.
The majority of the long range guidance is depicting a significant change in the weather pattern as we approach Christmas with a push of very cold air moving south across the Midwest while an active southwest to northeast storm track develops across the southern United States. This pattern is conducive for below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation in Missouri and Illinois. While the potential for winter precipitation certainly increases across the Midwest in this pattern, the specific storm track and depth of cold air will ultimately determine the precipitation type and amounts. These details are extremely difficult to accurately determine 8 to 14 days in advance. Stay tuned to the official National Weather Service forecast as you prepare for holiday travel next week.
Want to impress the family at the holiday dinner table? Ever wonder what the warmest, coldest, or snowiest Christmases on record are? Well here's your information! Unfortunately, it's still too early to give an accurate Christmas forecast for this year, but be sure to check back next week as we dial it in!