Sunny skies predicted for MU graduation weekend

Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 5:16 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Clear skies are expected this weekend as temperatures rise in Columbia and MU students celebrate graduation.

A relatively dry period is expected from Friday night to Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. However, there is a 20 percent chance of rain on Friday after 1 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday's high temperatures will reach 66 and 70 degrees, respectively. Skies will be mostly sunny during the day, with mild cloud coverage at night.

Temperatures will be slightly higher than Columbia's average high temperature in May — 64.4 degrees — according to records from the National Weather Service.

There is a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms on Monday, but high temperatures are expected to hit the mid-80s by Wednesday.

Supervising editor is Allie Hinga.

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