Today we head off to the city that’s home to the popular University of Missouri, Columbia! I’ve visited there a couple of times myself and it really is a nice campus in a rather active city. Will they be winding their way towards finals with some good weather? Let’s find out!
At 10:54pm CDT, the temperature at Columbia, MO is 45 degrees with some light rain falling. An area of low pressure is finally pushing out of the Four Corners area and into the Central Plains. Earlier this afternoon, a squall line ahead of the cold front produced some 60-75 mph wind gusts in the TX Panhandle, as well as one of the only December tornadoes in the Amarillo area. This activity has shifted off to the east and weakened, but the precip associated with the low spent much of the day pushing through the Central Plains and Mid-MS River Valley. Some of these showers are expected to last through the early morning hours Saturday, but pretty much trail off shortly after dawn as the system continues to push towards the north and east. Some clearing is expected on the backside of this system, allowing temperatures to push up towards the low 60s. Sunday, however, will see the cooler air behind the system wraparound and into the area. So even though there should be more abundant sunshine for central Missouri, temperatures will be a good 5-10 degrees cooler than they will be Saturday afternoon. Overall though, it should be a decent weekend to get out and get some of that last minute Christmas shopping done!
Saturday: Showers trail off by mid-morning, some afternoon clearing. High 60, Low 44.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, but cooler. High 54, Low 40.
TWC: Saturday: Few AM showers, then partly cloudy, and windy. High 59, Low 44.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 50, Low 39.
AW: Saturday: A bit of morning rain, then cloudy. High 62, Low 43.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 52, Low 39.
NWS: Saturday: Some early morning showers, then gradual clearing. High 61, Low 43.
Sunday: Partly Sunny. High 54, Low 39.
WB: Saturday: Mostly Cloudy, a few morning showers. High 62, Low 43.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 50, Low 39.