Good morning bloggers,
4:20 PM Update:
We did tie or set a record high today. Here are the 4 PM temperatures:
It was 96° at St. Joseph, just two days after Sunday morning’s latest freeze ever, a record low of 32°!
Previous entry below:
Temperatures will jump to near 90° this afternoon. And, then a weakening cold front will approach us Wednesday, but this front may not make it as far south as Kansas City. Here is a graphic we showed last night on 41 Action News:
Last spring had a huge start to tornado season in March into April, but then it quieted down in May as the jet stream retreated early and the drought developed over our region. This year has been very different. It has been a cold spring and the thunderstorms have mostly developed behind the cold fronts in the colder air and this has protected most areas from any serious severe weather.
The storm approaching us tomorrow is very weak and the winds aloft will be light. This will limit the severe weather potential for Wednesday. There will be a cold front stalling as it approaches on Wednesday. It may never reach Kansas City:
With the front stalling to our north most of the thunderstorms may also stay near the front. There is also a very weak upper level circulation that will be near our area as well, so we may have other areas of thunderstorms Wednesday night into Friday in the area, but I am not sure how organized they will be.
By the end of the weekend there is a much better chance of stronger thunderstorms:
The evolution of this weather pattern during the next week will be discussed on 41 Action News today and tonight. Have a great Tuesday.