After a few chilly days with periods of clouds, mild temperatures are back.

Overnight temperatures will be warmer, so no need to worry about any garden plants already in the ground. Thursday will feel like spring with temperatures in the mid-60s to around 70 degrees with increasing clouds. Winds Thursday will be breezy from the south at 15 to 25 mph.

Looking at Friday, a strong area of low pressure will move out from the plains on Friday and into parts of Missouri. Thunderstorms can be expected to develop mainly east of Highway 65, but earlier storm development may initiate thunderstorms closer to I-49 Friday morning/midday.

The biggest concern with storms Friday is damaging wind gusts and some hail within a line of thunderstorms. There is also a low tornado risk, but the focus is on damaging winds.

By late Friday afternoon, the storms should be racing east with gusty winds remaining behind the storm activity and they should be well clear of the area Friday night. We will be cooler Saturday in the upper 50s and will warm quickly again Sunday into next week with additional rounds of rain and thunderstorms possible next Monday night/Tuesday.

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