Metro-East News

Unseasonably warm temperatures now, rain later

A few drops of rain could fall on the metro-east early Wednesday.

But it will likely be later in the week before the area gets its first significant rain in nearly a month.

There is a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. But by mid day things will start to clear up and it will become mostly sunny with a high of 82.

Wednesday night, skies will become partly cloudy with a low of 59.

The high will again reach 82 Thursday under partly sunny skies. That’s about 14 degrees warmer than the average high for this time of year in the St. Louis metropolitan area, 68.

Skies will be partly cloudy Thursday night with a low of 57.

There is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms all day Friday when the high will be 76 and the overnight low will drop to 62.

The chance of showers will remain at 50 percent Saturday when the high will be 72.

Saturday night, the chance of rain will decrease to 30 percent with a low of 50.

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