Warmer than average temperatures to stick around for another 48 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Warmer than average temperatures to stick around for another 48 hours

Weak high pressure is building in from the west today, but it won't be enough to keep a few isolated storms from popping up this afternoon.  Though the high pressure is helping the mostly cloudy skies from overnight break into a mix of sun and clouds.  We're looking at temperatures in the low 90s again here in the Upstate, and an already humid air mass is in place with a northwesterly wind.  The greatest chance for a pop-up storm this afternoon lies in Western NC, our Northern GA counties, and the far-west Upstate.  This is all expected today ahead of a cold front that's currently passing through Iowa and Missouri. 

As this front approaches on Thursday, we're expecting the weather pattern to change once again.  The Storm Prediction Center, a part of the NWS, puts our entire area under a "slight risk" of severe weather on Thursday afternoon.  This means that any of the storms we see with the approaching cold front could potentially turn severe, with damaging winds and hail being our main concern.  Temperatures ahead of this front will once again reach into the low 90s.  We'll be monitoring the severe potential as the front moves closer. 

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