Our forecast takes us to the capital of Missouri, and a city enjoying some 80 degree weather right now.
At 1153AM, Jefferson City was reporting sunny skies with a temperature of 80 degrees. Positioned squarely in the warm sector of a system moving into the Northern Plains, the area is seeing increased humidity and gusty southerly winds. The Gulf of Mexico is cool so far this Spring, so even though humidity is increased, it isn’t yet oppressive.
The cold front associated with the the area of low pressure over the Northern Plains is well defined, running from western Minnesota to western Kansas, though it isn’t particularly active, with only light showers being seen thus far. The system is rapidly occluding, and an area of high pressure is building over the southeast, cutting off most of the energy in Jefferson City before it can really arrive. As the pattern progresses east, the Gulf will reopen Friday evening with the high pressure shifting out to sea. The boundary will finally sag into Missouri and interact with the new found moisture, with showers and thunderstorms expected Friday evening.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and warm, High 78, Low 58
Friday – Afternoon showers and thunderstorms, High 70, Low 55 (non standard)
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunshine and some clouds (PM TStorms). Very warm. High 85, Low 55
Friday – Thundershowers. High 71, Low 59
AW: Tomorrow – Pleasant with intervals of clouds and sunshine High 79, Low 56
Friday – Mainly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm High 72, Low 55
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny (PM rain) High 82, Low 56
Friday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy High 68, Low 55
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny (PM Rain) High 82, Low 56
Friday – Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms High 69, Low 56
Here is a look at the satellite, showing that cold front very well over the Northern Plains.