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Good morning bloggers,

The drying trend will continue through at least Tuesday.  There is no chance of rain at all over the entire Kansas City viewing area, and this rare at this time of the year.  Thunderstorms usually form out west and northwest across the Rocky Mountains and high plains of eastern Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming,  and South Dakota. The thunderstorms tend to organize into complexes of thunderstorms and then ride east, south, and southeast. These will tend to make it into the Kansas City vicinity during the month of June before summer settles in. This is why KC averages 5.23″ of rain in June. So far this month KC has had only 0.03″:

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These complexes of thunderstorms have been forming, but have also been rather weak. Let’s look at the rainfall forecast from the latest GFS model. This is the total ending one week from Sunday night:

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This is a weather map for Sunday afternoon and might as well be the map for Monday and Tuesday.  Highs in our area will be around 90° with wind gusts 30-40 mph from the south.  Temperatures will climb to around 100° in the western Plains and the rain will stay in the northern Plains where the jet stream is located and over a wavering front.

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Let’s see how this pattern evolves in the next few days. Summer is now just around ten days away from officially beginning. At least it will be dry for all outdoor activities this weekend.  Have a great day.

Gary

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