Monday's high in St. Louis was 74 degrees, which is just 2 degrees shy of the record high of 76 degrees set in 1970.
A cold front was passing through on Tuesday morning, bringing showers and ushering in cooler air. Clouds will break for some sunshine with a high in the lower 60s.
Highs will be in the mid-50s, about 10 degrees above normal, on Wednesday and Thursday.
Partial sunshine and mild weather will continue through the end of the week with the high reaching the lower 60s on Friday.
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The weather threatens to interfere with search, rescue and cleanup operations in the wake of the major 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has killed thousands of people with the death toll mounting.
Temperatures will have their ups and downs across the Northeast this week, starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week.
Dauphin Island clocked a 57 mph wind gust at the time of the boating incident, according to Mesonet.
Severe weather will shift to the western Gulf Coast on Monday, becoming replaced by a chilly rain and wind in the southern Plains.
Showers will dot the Boston area early this week before a turn to a dry and seasonable midweek.
As cooler air presses south into central and eastern Europe, damaging thunderstorms will threaten from Italy to the Baltics.
Denver, CO (1972)
15.4" of snow.
West Virginia (1978)
1-1/2 feet of snow in the mountains; winds over 60 mph along the mid-Atlantic coast.
De Leon, TX (1990)
14.96" of rain.