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Preparing for Memorial Day Weekend

People are traveling 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit.

Posted: May 21, 2020 8:28 PM
Updated: May 22, 2020 10:48 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Memorial Day Weekend marks the first major holiday to happen during the country's continued re-opening.  Many are anticipated to travel to the lake and see family and friends. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol is anticipating busier highways.  While the roads saw less traffic during the pandemic, drivers found themselves speeding at increasing rates. 

"People are traveling 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit," said officer Jake Angle of Troop H.   

The Missouri Highway Patrol urges travelers to be safe and slow down in the upcoming weekend, especially with it being a holiday weekend.

Highway fatalities are up this year in Missouri, coming in 6% higher than this time last year. 

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We enjoyed a very pleasant, dry, and sunny Saturday before the thunderstorms roll in Saturday night. Widespread thunderstorms will move into the area around 8pm Saturday night and will likely last until early Sunday morning. The rain will be moderate to heavy at times. Our biggest threats we are looking at are heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and hail. Wind gusts could reach up to 40-50 mph. A few scattered showers may linger through the morning on Sunday before clearing out. Temperatures will be cooler on Sunday with highs in the mid 50s. Temperatures will be on the cool side to start off next week with highs in the low 60s.
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