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.
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.