Rainy conditions in store for Thanksgiving
COLUMBIA - A rainy Thanksgiving, with possible record setting rainfall amounts, is forecasted for mid-Missouri this year.
The 100-year old record for Columbia, 1.32” set in 1915, is in jeopardy as a large storm system is set to impact the Midwest over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Live Doppler 8 First Alert Weather Team is forecasting rain to arrive late into Wednesday night, and continue through late Friday evening, with heaviest rain likely by the afternoon and evening on Thanksgiving.
Forecasts estimate between 1 to 3 inches of rainfall possible by Friday evening across mid-Missouri, with 2 to 4 inches of rainfall possible across parts of southern Missouri, which could result in flash flooding.
While precipitation is not uncommon for Columbia on Thanksgiving (26% annual chance), these excessive amounts are.
Temperatures are expected to plummet from the 60s on Thanksgiving, into the 40s by Friday.
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