Record highs in reach

After a weekend that brought winter-like temperatures in the 30s, Mid-Missouri could potentially face record highs on Tuesday. The forecasted high of 90 degrees would tie a record set in Columbia from 1987. The combination of a strong warm front, sunshine and gusty southwest winds are responsible for the unusual heat. Fortunately, moisture levels will remain comfortable through the day and the heat index will not be an issue.

Rain chances will return to the area on Wednesday. A cold front will sweep in from the north and ultimately stall. This will bring the potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday.