More rain, slightly cooler air in the near future (8/8/22)
As a cold front approached the area, more showers and thunderstorms got underway across the FOX 23 coverage area on Monday. Despite the loss of daytime heating effects, a few storms cannot be ruled out heading overnight and into Tuesday morning.
The cold front arrives on Tuesday and will slow down as it attempts to pass through the area, likely stalling at some point. We have to keep the chance for more showers and storms given our proximity to the front. Temperatures, however, should be a touch cooler on Tuesday. We’re forecasting a high of 86° in Cape Girardeau.
Rain chances remain elevated through about Wednesday. As a result, we’re keeping the Skeeter Meter in the “Ugh” category on Tuesday and Wednesday given the standing water potential. However, we appear to turn drier on Thursday, allowing us to bump the Skeeter Meter into the “High” category.
Over the next seven days, we’re expecting some day-to-day variation in our temperatures. While the humidity remains through Thursday, we may get some relief on Friday and Saturday.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team