Metro-East News

Record high temperature expected Tuesday

The high temperature is expected to soar to 86 Tuesday across the metro-east, potentially breaking the record high for the day.

That’s 11 degrees warmer than the average high of 73 for May 5 in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and one degree higher than the record of 85 set in 1969.

Skies will be sunny, according to the National Weather Service. But there is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms with the best chance for wet weather coming after 3 p.m.

The overnight low will be 61.

Skies will be sunny Wednesday with a high of 85 in the forecast. That’s two degrees cooler than the record high temperatureolf 87 for May 6, set in 1977.

The overnight low will be 62.

Temperatures will again be near record highs on Thursday when it will be sunny and the mercury will reach 86.

The record high for May 7 is 90, set in 2007.

Overnight the low will be 64.

Thunderstorms are likely on Friday and Saturday with highs in the low to mid 80s.