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Strong Winds Over Portions of the Rockies & Plains; Chilly for Much of the Eastern U.S.

Low pressure pushing eastward will generate strong winds over parts of the Rockies and Plains through Saturday with some light precipitation. Meanwhile, a much cooler air mass will overtake the eastern half of the country with frost and freeze concerns. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected for the Great Basin and parts of California, along with poor air quality in some locales. Read More >

It may seem like the temperatures are on a bit of a rollercoaster into next week. Highs today will be below average, warm to above average on Saturday, then fall to below average on Sunday following a cold front passage on Saturday night. Finally the first half of next week will feature a steady warm-up with above average high temperatures by midweek. We are also in store for a dry period with no rain currently in the forecast for the next 7 days.
The Halloween forecast is looking spooktacular for Trick-or-Treaters. Saturday evening temperatures will be seasonably cool with clear to partly cloudy skies expected.
Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday!
Widespread rain showers overspread southern Missouri and southern Illinois on Wednesday and then slowly retreated away to the southeast on Thursday. One inch and higher amounts mainly occurred in areas along and south of I-44 in Missouri and along and south of I-70 in Illinois.