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Cool pattern coming to an end by the weekend

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WSIL -- We're tracking a few showers across the Missouri Ozarks this morning, but rain is fighting a dry, east wind and will struggle to move east into southern Illinois and western Kentucky.

This east wind will keep much of the rain west of the Mississippi River throughout a good portion of the day. Despite the lack of rain for some, the clouds will keep temperatures down with highs this afternoon in the lower 70s.

Late tonight, a surge of moisture will likely bring widespread showers and occasional rumbles of thunder early Wednesday morning. This will be the wettest day this week.

While the most widespread rain will track east of our region by the early afternoon, a few more storms could redevelop over western Kentucky during the afternoon. A few strong storms are possible.

By the end of the week, a pattern change will bring temperatures back to feeling "summer-like". Add in warmer temperatures, more humidity, and a daily chance for afternoon scattered storms.

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