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Tuesday Brings the Heat, Possibly a New Record High

Brett Blume
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  The latest concern in a weird weather year…extreme heat.

The St. Louis area could find itself in record territory before the day is done Tuesday.

To find out why, KMOX News went to the expert — National Weather Service warning coordination meteorologist Jim Kramper.

“We’ve got a warm front that’s working its way across the region today,” Kramper said, “and then that’s going to open the door to a nice strong south wind and some rather hot temperatures.”

In fact the record high for 1963 — 91 degrees set back in 1963 — is in serious jeopardy.

KMOX News went on to ask Kramper: “What’s up with the weather this year?”

“Well, it’s just been very active and the pattern has been very fluid,” Kramper replied.  “It’s not locked into one pattern, it’s been changing from week-to-week.”

Kramper says the extreme heat could hang around until Thursday when a cold front brings cooler temperatures…but also increased chances for rain.

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