Good morning bloggers,
It was a cool start this morning with temperatures dropping into the 40s. KCI Airport dropped to 45° and St. Joseph dipped into the 30s with a low of 39°. It will be a gorgeous day with light winds and temperatures recovering into the lower 70s this afternoon, and then a huge warm-up will surge in here on Wednesday ahead of our next cold front. Here is a look at the 850 mb forecast valid at 7 PM Wednesday as the next front approaches. This is the 5,000 foot level above sea level:
The red and purple solid lines are the isotherms, lines of equal temperatures. The 18°C line is passing by KC as we move into tomorrow evening and this indicates to us that it will warm nicely into the 80s tomorrow ahead of the first of two fronts that will move through before the end of the week. The first front will weaken as it passes by Wednesday night, and the second front will be approaching and moving through early Friday and this second front may be accompanied by a band of showers and thunderstorms.
Take a look at this picture I snapped yesterday afternoon in the park across the street from KSHB-TV. The first color of the season:
Have a great Tuesday, and thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog. We will go in-depth into the weathercast tonight on 41 Action News. Brett Anthony will be on all morning with updates as the new data rolls in.