Temp soars to 90, breaking record

A 130-year-old record goes away, and so does the warmth

A record-setting temperature of 90 degrees in Jefferson City, Mo. April 8, 2020. (Photo from Weather Channel @weather.com)

JEFFERSON CITY – The Weather Service reported record-breaking high temperatures across the state for April 8, but don’t expect the heat to stick around long as a storm-inducing cold front slides in from the north.

It was 130 years ago when thermometers in the Show-Me-State set the record of 89 on April 8. On April 8, 1890, residents certainly broke a sweat in summer-like heat in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and other communities in Missouri. Today’s unusual heat won’t survive the week, says the Weather Service in St. Louis.

A strong cold front will move through the state Wednesday evening, triggering strong storms and sending temps into the 40s. Wet and cool is the 7-day forecast, with temps seldom reaching beyond 60 for most of central and east-central Missouri.

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