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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London Marathon organizers confirmed the death of a 29-year-old man who died after collapsing at the Sunday race, the hottest race on record for the event.
Rain will put a damper on outdoor activities, including MLB games, and slow travel in the northeastern United States this week.
Following summerlike temperatures last week, the mercury will settle closer to normal across Germany by midweek.
Although the week will kick off on a seasonably mild note in much of the West, increasingly warm air will expand into the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest during the rest of the week.
Following a bright, dry and increasingly mild weekend in the northeastern U.S., a rainy midweek is in store for the region.
A storm which will bring the risk of flooding downpours early this week.
The resurgence of heat will come back with a vengeance this week as the highest readings so far this year will be rivaled.