Metro-East News

Partly sunny and warm Wednesday, rain later

For the third day in a row, dense fog could slow the morning commute for metro-east motorists.

The fog should start to clear off by about 11 a.m. leaving mostly cloudy skies behind with a high temperature of 73, according to the National Weather Service.

That’s about 13 degrees warmer than the average high temperature for this time of year in the St. Louis metropolitan area, 60.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy Wednesday night when the temperature will drop to a low of 58.

There is a 40 percent chance of rain in the forecast for Thursday with the most likely time for rain coming after 1 p.m. The high will reach 72 but it will seem cooler because of wind gusts of up to 21 mph.

Occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday night into Friday morning with a chance they could develop into strong thunderstorms. The chance of rain is 90.

There is a 90 percent likelihood of rain Friday morning. But skies will clear up through the day, eventually becoming mostly sunny. The high will be 64.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 43.

The extended forecast calls for sunny skies all weekend with a high of 59 Saturday and 57 Sunday.

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