Good Friday bloggers,
The weather today is about as good as it gets for the middle of June in KC. There will be abundant sunshine, highs in the 70s with a light wind and low humidity.
The weather will change over the weekend. First, Saturday will become windy, warmer and more humid as south winds gusting to 40 mph transport Gulf of Mexico moisture northward. These winds will be caused by a deepening low pressure over the Plains as a storm system tracks out of the Rockies.
Thunderstorms will explode from northwest Kansas to central Nebraska Saturday afternoon as hot & humid air interacts with the surface boundaries and upper level storm system.
These thunderstorms will mean business with tornadoes, large hail, strong winds and torrential rain. There is a moderate risk of severe weather in this location.
Our area will be windy, dry, warm and more humid into Saturday night. The worst of the thunderstorms will track into Iowa. There will be a southern extension into Kansas that will move across the state Saturday night. These thunderstorms will not be as ferocious, especially as they move east later in the night, losing the heat of the day. They should arrive in our area 4-6 AM Sunday and exit 10 AM-noon. These thunderstorms will bring heavy downpours, some brief strong wind gusts and perhaps some small hail.
After the morning round of thunderstorms, the rest of Father’s day will be dry, very warm and steamy with highs in the 80s. There is a 20% chance of redevelopment during the afternoon and evening Sunday, but the cold front that moves in with the morning thunderstorms will fall apart.
We will have updates through the weekend.
Happy Father’s day and a have a great weekend.