Good morning bloggers,
We have some ingredients coming together for a few thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. There is a slight risk of severe weather and if the sun comes out, and it looks like it will, we should have a few strong to severe thunderstorms developing with microbursts being the main severe weather type. We will be tracking any development on 41 Action News beginning at 4:30 PM today. Here is today’s blog entry:
Temperatures jumped to above 100° in most locations on Tuesday. Here are the highs from yesterday:
Now, will it rain today? Rain showers are struggling to produce more than a few drops of rain at the ground this morning. Light rain was reported at KCI Airport at 7 AM as these “drought” showers move across the region. Today is day 71 of the drought and there is no end in sight. A few spots will have these morning light rain showers, and then a few thunderstorms may form this afternoon, but these should be isolated and most spots will likely have rainfall amounts between zero and 1/10th of an inch. If the sun comes out rather strongly for a little while today we could easily jump back up to near or above 100 degrees. A cold front will move through later tonight and Thursday shifting our winds to the north and bringing us a two to three day break from the strong heating.
What to look for today:
- The morning sprinkles (downpours up north near St. Joseph and a few other spots) will weaken
- The sun will likely come out heating us up and destabilizing the lower layers
- A cold pool of air aloft will be moving overhead this afternoon
- A few thunderstorms will likely form if the atmosphere destabilizes enough, there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms
- A cold front will move through Thursday
Here is a picture of the drought showers on the horizon:
Stormy The Weather Dog and Breezy got shaved yesterday one more time before fall. They love it and feel clean and cool. They were not concerned that any rain would fall on them during our 45 minute walk this morning. I zoomed in on this next picture as they looked so cute:
Have a great Wednesday!