Temperature spike begins thaw in Fulton

Alayna Thorpe, 4, tosses a stick into a pile of small branches on Thursday near Truman Lake in Fulton. Thorpe and her friend, seven-year-old Ava Miller, collected the sticks for a pretend fire. Thorpe’s mother, Sara Berry of Fulton, said Thursday was the first time her daughter was out to play “in a while.” The high for Fulton on Thursday was 44 degrees. The National Weather Service predicts the highs for Friday and Saturday to be 48 and 52 degrees, respectively, and the temperature will dip to 22 degrees on Sunday.

Alayna Thorpe, 4, tosses a stick into a pile of small branches on Thursday near Truman Lake in Fulton. Thorpe and her friend, seven-year-old Ava Miller, collected the sticks for a pretend fire. Thorpe’s mother, Sara Berry of Fulton, said Thursday was the first time her daughter was out to play “in a while.” The high for Fulton on Thursday was 44 degrees. The National Weather Service predicts the highs for Friday and Saturday to be 48 and 52 degrees, respectively, and the temperature will dip to 22 degrees on Sunday. Photo by Brittany Ruess.

Temperatures continue to warm up, but dip come Saturday night to 27 degrees. Here's the forecast, according to the National Weather Service, until Monday:

•Friday will be sunny with a high of 48 degrees.

•Saturday will be sunny again with a high of 52 degrees — highest for the week.

•Saturday night's temperature will be below freezing at 27 degrees.

•Sunday's high will only increase 2 degrees from Saturday night with a high of 29 degrees.

•The temperature on Sunday night will be nine degrees.

•Monday's high will be 21 degrees.

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