Metro-East News

Warmer this week in the metro-east, but wet weather possible on Thanksgiving

Temperatures will be above normal this week in the metro-east after a chilly weekend.

But the weather could play a role in Thanksgiving travel plans, according to the National Weather Service.

A warming trend starts Monday with a high of about 53. That’s about 11 degrees warmer than the peak temperature of 42 Sunday and two degrees warmer than the average high for Nov. 23 in the St. Louis area, 51.

Skies will be sunny with a breeze from the west at up to 8 mph.

Monday night, skies will be mostly clear with a low of 31.

On Tuesday, the high will climb to 56 under mostly sunny skies. Winds will blow from the southeast at up to 10 mph.

It will become partly cloudy Tuesday night with a low of 40.

The high will again be 56 Wednesday under partly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at up to 14 mph.

Wednesday night, a 20 percent chance of rain will move into the area and the low will be 48.

The chance of rain is expected to increase to 40 percent for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, when the high will be 61.

Showers are likely Thanksgiving night, with an 80 percent chance of rain and a low of 51.

Click here for the detailed local forecast.