The observation in St. Joseph is obviously wrong. Probably an issue with their sensor there. Same thing in Lawrence, but that may have been due to a small power outage.
This is the radar estimated rainfall for the last 36 hours:
As always: Your mileage may vary. Heavy rain does NOT fall at the same rate over a large area. You may have found yourself under a heavy part of a cell, while your neighbor was not. This can cause a difference in amounts. Also keep in mind that the rain reports from the official sites are collected in a similar manner. The heaviest part of the cell might be five feet from the collection bucket, so the numbers could appear smaller.
As you can see, it was also the first time in years we saw that much rain in 24 hours. Last time we had anything close to that was in August of 2009 where we picked up 3.18″.
Rain chances will be slim for Friday & Saturday, but it appears they pick back up a little bit on Sunday & Monday as another system floats by to our South. In addition to that, a cold front will be diving to the South next week.
This will once again allow for some slightly cooler air to spill into the area. This will keep our daytime highs in the low to mid 80s for next week. Perfect weather for the Missouri State Fair, which kicked off today in Sedalia.
If you’re making plans to head to the fair tonight or Friday, here’s what you can expect for the evening concerts:
I am not expecting rain. Could there be a small shower? The chance is slim, but I cannot rule it out totally. However, I think fans will likely stay dry.
Hopefully your area got the rain it needed. I am sure there are some who did not. At least we have chances for more rain coming up in the near future.
Have a nice evening,