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Are You Ready for Some Thunderstorms?

Good Sunday bloggers,

Saturday afternoon and evening we did have a few thunderstorms in northern Missouri, but they were few and far between. These are not drought busters. We need several rounds of widespread rain and thunderstorms and this pattern is not capable of producing widespread rain.

We have a set up Monday night for thunderstorms, but again, not all locations will get hit.

SUNDAY: Today will be hot and humid, but a south wind of 10-25 mph will help a bit. The main thunderstorms will be located from Iowa to Indiana.

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MONDAY: Any thunderstorms tonight and Monday morning will again be well north along I-80. Monday will be another hot and humid day with a bit less wind than today. Now, something different will be occurring. A cold front will approach from the west during the afternoon and this will be the focus for Monday night thunderstorms.

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MONDAY 5-7 PM: The cold front moves east and scattered thunderstorms are likely to form on the front from northwest Missouri to eastern Kansas. There is a slight risk of severe weather and some of the thunderstorms may contain damaging winds and large hail.

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MONDAY NIGHT (7 PM-MIDNIGHT): Are you ready for some thunderstorms? Well, some locations will get some nice rain, others will not. The thunderstorms will be lined up along the front by 9 PM. The flow aloft is quite weak, so any severe weather will be spotty, but again some thunderstorms will have the chance of producing damaging winds and large hail.

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MONDAY NIGHT (AFTER MIDNIGHT): Well, here we go again. The thunderstorms will be moving southeast and east and falling apart. So, not all locations will get decent rain, but the coverage will hopefully be higher than some of the previous events.

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RAINFALL FORECAST THROUGH TUESDAY: The most rain will occur from Iowa to Ohio with amounts 2″ to 5″. This is great news for the main corn belt. But, we are also in the corn belt and rain is needed. The only chance of rain through Tuesday is Monday night and you can see our forecast is for none to 1″ with a few locations seeing up to 2″. Hopefully, your yard or farm gets the drink of water it needs.

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The “Sprinkler Warning” continues until we get some decent rain. Even if the rain Monday night is fairly widespread, it is the main chance for the week at this moment. There are thunderstorm chances Wednesday and Thursday, but the chances are not great as they also will try to weaken as they approach. These other chances could certainly produce more, but we know how things have been going.

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Have a great week.

Jeff Penner

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