Good morning bloggers,
A storm is approaching the area with rain likely tonight. There may even be a thunderstorm. I have some concern that the bands of rain will not be very organized until just as they are approaching or passing Kansas City tonight. It will rain, but the amounts could be as low as around 0.10″, but I do have some hope for more organization as it approaches which would put the total closer to 0.50″. This first map shows the RUC model forecast for precipitation amounts between 7 and 10 PM tonight:
The center of the storm system is over Arizona this morning. Moisture from the Pacific Ocean is moving northeast and Gulf of Mexico air is being drawn northward as well. This wlll be the fuel for this storm system. Here is the watervapor satellite picture showing the copious amounts of moisture surging our way:
The energy that will be coming into the pattern later this weekend into next week will begin carving out a trough and storm system east of Kansas City. There has been a trend on the models to have this energy dig harder over us Sunday night into Monday morning, but not this morning’s NAM model. So, we just have to try to enjoy this rain storm tonight and we will look ahead in the coming days to hopefully something even more exciting.
Please follow the rules of the blog as we will be monitoring it closely. We would like this to be a fun and exciting place to share the Kansas City weather experience. Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the blog today and we will go over the details of this approaching storm system at 4:30, 5, 6, and 10 PM tonight. I am on my way to Smithville soon to talk with 3rd through 5th graders! It’s FRIDAY!