Sunny skies will return to the metro-east Thursday and warmer weather isn’t far behind.
The high Thursday will reach 68, according to the National Weather Service. That’s five degrees cooler than the average high of 68 for this part of May in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
It will be mostly clear Thursday night, when the low will drop to 47.
Sun will return on Friday and the mercury will shoot up to near 80.
It will be clear Friday night with a low of 57.
Sunny skies are expected during the day Saturday -- at least for the first part of the day. But there is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after 2 p.m. The high temperature will reach 83.
The likelihood of storms will increase to 40 percent Saturday night, when the low will be 57.
There is a 40 percent chance of storms again on Sunday, when the high will be 74.
Skies will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday night.