Columbia temperature nears record high

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 8:51 p.m. CDT
A group of women pose for portraits Tuesday on the circle drive leading to Francis Quadrangle.

COLUMBIA — MU students and city residents enjoyed warm, sunny weather Tuesday afternoon. The high temperature at Columbia Regional Airport was 89, according to the National Weather Service.

That was 1 degree short of the record for the day last reported in 1987.

The weather service expects a high of about 87 degrees and a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday. The forecast calls for highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s for the rest of the week.

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