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Record Lows Set in Joplin and Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's the 4th of July weekend, but you can't tell it by temperatures in southern Missouri.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's the 4th of July weekend, but you can't tell it by temperatures in southern Missouri.

The National Weather Service says record low temperatures were set early Thursday morning in Joplin and Springfield.

 A record low temperature of 50 degrees was set at Joplin.
This breaks the old record of 55 degrees set in 2013.
This also ties the all time record low for the month of July of 50 degrees set in 1975.

And a record low temperature of 52 degrees was also set at Springfield Thursday. This ties the old record of 52 set in 1968.

The forecast is for temperatures to remain cool through Friday, July 4, then slowly warming this weekend.



(information from National Weather Service, Springfield)

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