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