Today will be the warmest day of the work week

Published: May. 24, 2023 at 5:54 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 10:51 AM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Through the rest of the day, we will go from mostly sunny skies to partly cloudy skies as some cumulus clouds develop. An increase in moisture in the lower levels of the atmosphere will be moving northwestward into the region. The increasing moisture will lead to more instability (fuel for thunderstorms) which could spark off some isolated (hit or miss) to widely scattered showers later this afternoon/evening. Most of us will remain completely dry today, but after about 3 PM/4 PM there may be literally one or two popup showers mainly on the Missouri side of the Tri-States. The best chance to see rain though will be for those that live just west of the Tri-States. Today will be the warmest day of this work week, with highs in the mid 80s.

A cold front is to our north and is sagging southward, heading our way. This backdoor cold front (see Wednesday’s Weather Word of The Day graphic below) will arrive here in the Tri-States by later this evening/tonight. With the very dry airmass in place, this front is not expected to bring us any rain. It will impact our forecast in a few ways though. One thing the front will do is switch our winds from the east to the northeast and we could have a few gusts up to 25 mph. These winds will bring in slightly cooler and drier air. That means the front will also bring in slightly cooler temperatures for tomorrow, with highs ranging from the mid to upper 70s.

Backdoor cold front explained.
Backdoor cold front explained.(maxuser | WGEM)

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