National Weather Service expecting record high for Columbia on Tuesday

Monday, May 9, 2011 | 2:58 p.m. CDT; updated 7:20 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 9, 2011
From left, MU students David Vaughn, Andrew Danter, Justin Thompson and Anthony Marcozzi bask in the sun on their trampoline while taking a break from final exams on Monday outside the Delta Tau Delta house.

Temperatures in mid-Missouri might reach record highs Tuesday as early summer weather rolls through the area. The National Weather Service in St. Louis was predicting a high near 93 degrees in Columbia for Tuesday.

May 10's record high of 91 degrees was set in 1928.


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Monday's high temperature hit 87 degrees, a few degrees off the record of 91 set in 1895.

Like Monday's, Tuesday's warm weather will be accompanied by sun and high humidity.

“It's definitely going to have a summertime feel,” Ben Miller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said.

The possible record-setting heat come less than a week after Boone County was under a frost advisory.

Temperatures were expected to drop slightly to the 80’s on Wednesday and Thursday before cooling at the end of the week. Highs in the mid-60s were predicted for the weekend.

The Kansas City area, which is also predicting highs in the low 90’s, was put under a heat advisory for Tuesday afternoon.



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April Swagman May 9, 2011 | 8:46 p.m.

Yikes! I think the public pools should be forced to open early this year...

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