Metro-East News

Rain expected to start Wednesday night; bitter cold by weekend

Partly sunny skies are expected Wednesday for the metro-east.

But that’s going to be the end of dry weather for a while with rain likely to start late Wednesday night and lasting through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The high Wednesday is expected to reach 43. Rain could start around midnight with a 20 percent chance of showers. The overnight low will be 33.

The 20 percent chance of rain will extend into Thursday morning. But there is a 60 percent chance of rain starting at 1 p.m. and a 70 percent chance of rain expected during the evening.

The high Thursday will be 45 and the overnight low will be 40.

There is a 70 percent chance of rain Friday when the high will be 52. That’s 15 degrees warmer than the average high temperature of 37 for this time of year in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Friday night, there will be a 40 percent chance of rain with a low will be 39, 18 degrees warmer than the average low of 21.

For the weekend, a high of 45 and a 40 percent chance of rain is expected Saturday. It will be partly cloudy Saturday night when the low will plummet to 14.

There is a 20 percent chance of snow early Sunday with a high of 26. Sunday night will be partly cloudy with a low of 21.

Click here for the detailed local forecast.

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