Good morning everyone,
Today is the All Star Game at Kauffman Stadium and there is a parade later this morning on the Plaza. The heat wave broke on Sunday and the somewhat cooler weather continues today. We are forecasting a high of 91°, and it will be around 84° at first pitch this evening. It is nice seeing all of the crowds and energy out at the stadium. If the Royals could just start winning we could match this atmosphere for our own team some day. Mark, Christa, and I went to the All Star Gala after the newscast last night and here is a picture:
There will be a slight chance of thunderstorms the next two to three afternoons and early evenings. The “Heat Wave Generating Machine”, the anticyclone or upper high, has shifted to the west and will be centered over the Nevada/Utah border later today, as you can see below:
The main jet stream is way up to the north in Canada and our weather pattern is still being affected by the anticyclone. A weak disturbance can be seen this morning on satellite pictures and this is also indicated by the little wiggle in the 588 dm line above. I plotted the little trough (the dashed black line) showing this disturbance approaching us this evening. A few thunderstorms are likely, but how wide spread will they be. With the All Star game tonight I would prefer this one evening to stay dry, but it isn’t up to me. This slow moving disturbance will help provide the conditions for some isolated thunderstorms that would move from north to south at around 10 to 15 mph the next two days. We are leaving the chance of rain at any one location at 10% or less for now. Let’s keep our eye to the sky later this afternoon and see if any big cumulus clouds begin developing.
Heat will likely build back in later this weekend as the upper high weakens and shifts east out into the plains. We will go over all of the details on 41 Action News today and tonight. Let us know if you have any questions, and thank you so much for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog.