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Cold Front Bringing Much Colder Temperatures to Missouri

MISSOURI -- A cold front that will drastically drop temperatures in Missouri through the day is pushing its way through the state right now.

A cold front that will drastically drop temperatures in Missouri through the day is pushing its way through the state right now.

A National Weather Service graphic illustrates the cold front pushing south through Missouri today.

A National Weather Service graphic illustrates the cold front pushing south through Missouri today.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Drew Albert says it is along and north of the Missouri River right now and has turned conditions colder in about the northern one-fifth of the state so far.

“The winds have definitely turned out of the north along the Iowa-Missouri border and have become quite brisk … temperatures in the 40s. South of the front … temperatures are still right around 60 degrees even despite the clouds.”

For Missourians in the northern half of the state Albert says conditions will feel much colder as they make afternoon or evening commutes than they did this morning. Further south, the change will come into the night.

“In far southern Missouri … it’s still probably going to be fairly mild going into the early evening but that front will probably clear the southern Missouri border … maybe everything but like the Bootheel by about 9 or 10 this evening, then finally clearing out of the Bootheel closer towards midnight or so.”

Albert says light precipitation right behind the front is not expected to accumulate. More precipitation predicted for later in the week would be falling as temperatures are likely to be warmer, so it would fall as rain.

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