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Day Two Of This Storm Begins & Day three May Bring Some Snow To KC

Good morning bloggers,

The storm began pretty wet on Thursday, and another wet day is in the forecast today.  It is day two of this storm system and 1″ to 2″ of rain is possible with KC on the northern edge of the target for today’s storm system as we will discuss in today’s blog entry.  Here are there rainfall totals for this storm and 2019 in Kansas City:

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The main energy from this storm system will move out over the Rocky Mountains and out into the plains Saturday morning.  Another lead wave will create the conditions at the surface for a cyclone to intensify this afternoon and evening:

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The area in my plotted black dashed line is the target for some heavy to strong thunderstorms, a few possibly severe, just south of Kansas City.  The SPC lines up with the same area:

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And, then by Saturday morning, snow is possible. Here is the overnight NAM model prediction:

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After this passes by, a cold air mass will be in place and a hard freeze is possible from northern Oklahoma into Kansas and Missouri:

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Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today: The wind will gradually increase from the north to northeast later today with scattered showers. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possibly later in the day into Friday night.
  • Saturday:  There is a chance of some snowflakes mixed in, and a possibility of a complete changeover to snow. A dusting of snow is possible, but with temperatures above freezing, we aren’t expecting any travel problems. Temperatures in the 30s warming into the lower 40s.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2020 and the LRC.  Go over to the Weather2020 blog to join in the conversation as we share in this weather experience.  Have a great day!

Gary

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