Have you liked the 70s the last couple of days? Today we get one more 70-degree afternoon. Tomorrow morning the temperatures take a Sunday Dive and we will get some rain. Before we get into that, I want to remind you that this will be the final weekend to win Aerosmith tickets for Weekend Weather Trivia. Here’s the question, and it has to deal with a term you’ve likely heard a lot about over the past week:
As for the warmer than average weather. Our record high for today’s date is 77° and it’s definitely in jeopardy today. During the 5pm news we’ll break the news if we break the record…then we’ll break down the cold blast coming. The most dramatic weather changes of the weekend will be between 6am and 12 pm tomorrow morning:
We need rain…and we’ll gladly take the 1/2″ – 1″ that will accompany the cold blast…but it won’t be pleasant outside tomorrow around noon. Notice that as Sunday’s morning temperatures drop, we also see the majority of any weekend rain.
Many are wondering… “Will it get cold enough to snow as the rain tapers off?”
The answer: Very unlikely in KC. Here’s why:
This is the GFS forecast model for noon tomorrow. Green represents areas where precipitation would be rain. Blue represents areas that would be snow. Yellow and red: freezing rain and sleet. Tomorrow, for KC, the rain appears to end before it gets a chance to change over into snow. So the thing is, even though we drop into the upper 30s for the early afternoon, the rain would end before we get cold enough to snow. Especially considering precipitation may finish in KC by 2:30pm Sunday.
Farther off to the north, near the Iowa state line and beyond, are the regions where a transition to snow is more likely as the precipitation ends Sunday. Maryville, you have an outside shot for some snowflakes!
Yesterday morning’s computer models were very “anti-snow”, but when the afternoon updates came in, they looked a little “snowier” in KC. So check back in at 5pm and we’ll let you know if any of these forecast thoughts have changed.
I hope you enjoy today’s warm (and windy) weather!