The National Weather Service expects ran will stop in time for Halloween trick-or-treaters Thursday night.
Todd Lorenz, regional MU extension horticulturist, gives advice for maintaining plants and flowers in the next few days.
A cold front will bring a 50 percent chance of evening rain and thunderstorms Saturday evening.
The task force has an 80-member team ready for a possible deployment order from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Faurot Field's artificial turf adds an extra element to the game as heat inches up on-field temperatures. The field had a high of 151 degrees during Saturday's MU football opener.
New evidence suggests human influence has increased the risk of serious weather events.
Memorial Stadium concession stands will be stocked with water, and mist stations and ice will be available. Fans can bring a sealed bottle of water or an empty bottle to fill at water jugs inside the stadium.
Crop and livestock production might be affected, but not as severely as during last year's drought.
The publication also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England.
July temperatures were cooler than last year's blistering summer but still short of setting records for the month as a whole. Rainfall was 1.77 inches below average.
Cooler than usual weather is expected in the days and weeks ahead.
A look back at what was happening in mid-Missouri 20 years ago during the Flood of '93.
Most states in the U.S. were expected to have some areas where the temperature would hit 90 degrees or more, according to the National Weather Service. Humid air just made it all feel worse.
Texas and Oklahoma recorded their all-time lowest temperatures for July 15, but in parts of Alaska, the readings were warmer Monday than parts of Texas.
The sirens can be used for events other than tornadoes, including severe weather and chemical incidents.
A father tooks his 6-year-old son to Little Mates Cove on Monday, when the heat index reached 94 in Columbia.
The report, released Thursday by the Energy Department, says blackouts and other problems caused by Superstorm Sandy and other extreme weather events are likely to be repeated across the country as an aging energy infrastructure struggles to adapt to rising seas, higher storm surges and increased flooding.
The Missourian is collecting stories from people who remember what it was like in mid-Missouri 20 years ago.
The jet stream usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction. But lately it's been wobbling and weaving like a drunken driver, wreaking havoc as it goes.
Hot, humid weather is forecast for the week.