A Cold Front and a Stationary Front

Good Monday bloggers,

WOW! What a weekend in Kansas City. We had the Billy Joel concert, the Plaza Art Fair, many, many other events and a tremendous Chiefs game.  The weather was spectacular for all the events. Now, we are tracking some changes. A cold front will move across the area Tuesday and then we have an interesting and changing set up for the weekend.

The Tuesday cold front was located from the northern Plains to Rockies on Monday morning. Let’s track the front.


TUESDAY EARLY MORNING: The front will be in Nebraska and Iowa, so all locations will start in the 60s with lots of clouds.  It will be mostly dry.


TUESDAY 1 PM TO 3 PM: The front will move across Kansas City between 1 PM and 3 PM. Temperatures will warm to around 80° ahead of the front and drop to the 50s and 60s behind the front.  Notice, the 57° in Hiawatha, KS. There will be a few showers along and behind the front. We do not expect much rain with this situation.


TUESDAY AROUND 5 PM: The front will be heading south and the cool air will be moving in. KC may see temperatures drop from near 80° to near 60° between 2 PM and 5 PM. You can see just some showers and drizzle will accompany the front. Total rainfall will be a trace to .25″.


WEDNESDAY MORNING:  This will feel like fall with lows in the 40s. Low 40s are possible across northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.


WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: This will lead to a wonderful Wednesday with sunshine, a light wind and highs in the 60s. A surface high pressure will be moving into Kansas.


Thursday and Friday will be mostly calm and warmer as a front sets up across the Plains and Midwest. This is looking different from anything we have seen with the old pattern. So, yes, as we  turn the calendar to October a new pattern is evolving.

THIS WEEKEND: Highs will range from the 80s to 40s. KC will be in the middle and it is a tough call at this time to figure out which side of the front we will be on. The latest data has us in the colder air Saturday and warmer air Sunday, but this is likely to change.


What about rain with this set up? This is also uncertain. But, it does look like some locations will see decent rain and thunderstorms. The most likely locations will be along and north of the front.


Have a great week.

Jeff Penner

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