This morning in KC, temperatures were in the 30s, winds were light, and fog had settled in. Below is a pic from Downtown looking to the east at patchy fog on the horizon. A Dense Fog Advisory was in effect at this time.
I didn’t have too many reports of heavy fog this morning. However, there was one report of fog so thick it reduced visibility to 1/16 of a mile near the JoCo I-35/I-435 interchange. At 5:30 a.m., the National Service issued the Fog Advisory. The Fog Advisory had expired for KC at 8:53 a.m.
After a pretty quiet day today in KC, the big story this weekend is the strong cold front that arrives in KC tomorrow morning around 10 am. Winds will shift from the northwest and pick up quickly. Temperatures will fall and wind chills will fall even further.
The NAM forecast model above shows the front having had passed KC at 6 p.m and located far south. Temperatures to the south of the front are in the 70s. North of the front, below zero temperatures move in over the freshly blizzarded Northern Plains. At this time in KC, temperatures may begin dipping into the 20s with wind chills beginning to dip into the teens.
By Monday morning, air temperatures in KC will be in the teens with wind chills in the single digits. Sound like a fun Monday?
As we’ve mentioned, there’s a relatively low chance for rain in the forecast tonight through tomorrow morning. Mainly just sprinkles or some light brief rain showers. If you are to get rain, expect only a trace to a few hundreths of an inch, i.e. barely any.
If any precipitation were to fall Sunday midday or afternoon, that’s when it would be cold enough to actually mix with a few snowflakes. The chance for this isn’t too high, and it would not be enough to impact the roads, nonetheless just a heads up.
The cold air lingers for the first half of the workweek ,with milder air returning for the second half. The GFS forecast model is showing a storm system moving through the Plains next Friday night into Saturday morning.
Could this storm drop measurable rain over KC? Or, will it dodge us again? We’ll be talking about it as we get closer. Let’s hope.