Just a south breeze today

Great weekend weather is unfolding.  Aside from a south breeze, our weekend weather will be very low-maintenance.  62° today, 64° tomorrow.  It’s mostly clear now, but clouds will thicken tomorrow afternoon.  A chance for rain will follow and details are farther below in this blog.  First, I want you to check out this week’s updates to the US drought monitor for the states of Missouri and Kansas:

The bad news: we’re still in a drought.  The US Drought Monitor first designated the KC area in “drought classification” the week of June 12….and we’re still in it.

Better news: last weekend’s 1-2″ of rain helped out a little.  Our classification for KC has dropped from “Exceptional Drought” in late August to our current “Moderate to Severe Drought.”  According to US Drought Monitor terminology, that’s like going from a level 4 drought, which is the worst, to a level 1 or 2.

Please keep in mind this is a simplification of all that determines a drought, and it’s going to take a while to get enough rain to get back to normal.

No rain for our local college football games tonight.
KU and Mizzou both have home games at 6pm.  Even though we make it into the low 60s today, temperatures after sunset drop fast.  The Syracuse/Mizzou game will be played in the 40s.

After another dry day tomorrow, another chance for rain returns to our forecast.  The highest likelihood for a brief round of rain is between 10 p.m. Sunday night and 4 a.m. Monday morning. 

I expect rainfall to be less than 0.1″, with a few isolated higher amounts possible. One of the computer forecasting models we look at, the GFS, is forecasting slightly more.  However, this GFS model can be bullish with its precipitation forecasts.  I’ll have an update at 5 p.m.

 This same GFS model has started forecasting showers close to KC on Thanksgiving,  I’ll look at that as well for our 5 p.m. forecast.

Have a great day!


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