COLUMBIA — Fans at Saturday's football game were definitely feeling the heat as temperatures reached into the upper 90s. But on Sunday, Columbia residents experienced far more pleasant weather conditions in the mid-70s.
“The forecast calls for temperatures in the 70s for the next week and back up to 80s in about 10 days,” said Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis. “A cold front came down and displaced the warm air.”
Because of the temperate conditions, downtown Columbia was bustling with shoppers and those simply out to enjoy the day. Roxanne Chaffin and her friend took their dog, Taffy, to relax in Peace Park Sunday afternoon.
“We were walking around downtown earlier. It’s just been too hot to take her (the dog) out lately,” Chaffin said.
For a few Marching Mizzou members gathered on Broadway, the change in the weather couldn't have been more welcome. “It was very hot in our band uniforms,” Senior Lacey Hubbert said. “Brand new uniforms though, so the first person to sweat in them was me.”
Expect similar temperatures throughout the coming week as the weather continues to be cooler, Dye said.
Drew Joice summed up the common sentiment about the weather as he sat outside Yogoluv.
“It's been pretty much perfect,” he said.