Pockets of rain, still humid as we go into Sunday

As expected, it was a stuffy Saturday. Highs climbed into the low to middle 90s. But that humidity made it feel so much worse. I don’t see it changing much going into Sunday. That said, there is a cold front coming our way tonight. It could be enough to ignite some thunderstorms overnight. Severe weather threat is low, but some stronger thunderstorms are not out of the question.
In the video blog tonight, we look over the chances and talk about the cooler air coming for next week.

Have a great night and GO ROYALS!
-JD

We Need Rain

Good Saturday,

This June has officially seen 0.60″ of rain at KCI which is about 4″ below average for the month.  The rain events have been falling apart as they approach the city.  Well, we have another chance of rain later tonight and Sunday as a cold front approaches.

In order to have a green lawn, you need 1″ to 2″ of rain per week.  So, we are well short.  There are locations in northern Missouri and eastern Kansas where there has been some decent rain, the driest is the KC metro.  The next 7 days we have the chance of seeing .50″ to 2″ as we have two main rain chances.  Let’s take a look at the first chance.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Today we will see highs in the low to mid 90s with no rain.  A cold front will be located from northwest Kansas to northwest Iowa.  Thunderstorms will form on this front.

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SATURDAY 8 PM:  The thunderstorms will be increasing as the front moves southeast.  The evening here in KC will be likely dry, so it looks good, but hot for the Royals game.

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SATURDAY NIGHT: The front and thunderstorms will be moving into northwest Missouri by around 10 PM.  They have a chance to be in KC by 12-2 AM.

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SUNDAY MORNING: The showers and thunderstorms will be hopefully moving through KC 2-5 AM.  The sooner they arrive, the better chance we have of seeing bigger rain amounts as they will be in weakening phase.

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SUNDAY MORNING 5-9 AM: You can see by 7-8 AM the rain falls apart.  So, the faster it arrives the better chance we have of seeing some decent rain.  If it slows down, you can see how we could get missed again.  This is the main rain chance for Sunday as the front moves southeast by afternoon.

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Our second chance of decent rain arrives Wednesday as a disturbance tracks in from the northwest as we are in the cooler air.  The latest data is less impressive with the rain chance, but it is not set in stone.

Have a great weekend.

Jeff

Excessive Heat Warning

Good morning bloggers,

The National Weather Service has issued an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING for today. It is likely going to be our hottest day in almost three years.

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If it does reach 100 degrees at KCI Airport today, it will be the first time since September 8, 2013. The Kansas City Royals have been to two World Series since then, and won one. This heat will get a nice break tomorrow with about a 10 degree cool down, and there is a chance of thunderstorms on Friday. We will go over the details on 41 Action News.

Have a great day!  I will show you where we are in this cycling pattern on the blog at Weather2020.

Gary

A hot week ahead with a small storm chance

Happy father’s day to all the dads out there! Hopefully it was a great day.
The heat was on again, but the heat index wasn’t much of an issue. That is going to change this week as the dew points will rise again. Also, a weak cold front will move into the area (briefly) Monday. This could be a enough for a few thunderstorms, but not for everyone. The latest thoughts and hour-by-hour timing in the video blog today.

Summer is in full swing and it doesn’t look like it wants to let go for a while. Grab a cold drink, find some shade and settle in.
-JD

The heat is ……. on

Summer officially starts on Monday, but Mother Nature seems to have already gotten off to a head start. The warm air is going to stay locked in place. In today’s video blog, I explain why we stay warm and for how long. Plus, there is a small shot at rain this week. I talk about the best chance for that. Also, last week some forecasters missed the mark when they thought this week was going to be in the 80s. What happened? I have an idea what may have tripped up some.

I hope you can find a way to stay cool over the next seven to ten days!

-JD