The temperature will continue to trend upward Wednesday. But it is still below usual for this time of year in the metro-east.
The high is expected to reach 59 under sunny skies, eight degrees below the average high for this time of year in the St. Louis area, 67.
Gusting winds will make it seem even cooler, according to the National Weather Service. Winds of 18-23 mph are expected with gusts up to 31 mph.
Overnight the low will fall to 39 degrees. For the first time since Monday the National Weather Service has not issued an overnight freeze warning.
On Thursday the high is expected to reach 66 under partly sunny skies. A 40 percent chance of rain will move into the area during the evening hours.
Partly sunny skies and a high temperature of 64 are forecast for Friday.