Good morning bloggers,
We are currently tracking an area of rain with a leading edge of thunderstorms at 7 AM. Here is a look at the 6:50 AM radar image:
This area of rain still has some organization to it, but there is likely only around 3 hours or so of life left in this complex. We will be tracking this through the morning on 41 Action News through the Today Show.
- This morning: Increasing clouds with a chance of thunderstorms.
- This afternoon: Decreasing clouds, warm, and muggy. The humidity will be high with south winds returning. High: 85°
- Friday: Partly cloudy, very warm, & humid. South winds with a high of 86°
- Friday night: Thunderstorms likely. A few may be strong with very heavy rain.
- Saturday: Turning much colder with highs in the lower 60s
A storm system, unlike any storm we saw in last year’s weather pattern, is becoming vigorous as it drops into the Rocky Mountain states today and moves out into the plains on Friday. Here is the 500 mb forecast from the GFS model valid Friday evening:
An upper level low will likely be moving out over western Nebraska by Friday night, and there is now a wave forecast to rotate around and down to near the base of the upper level trough as well. You can see this wave tracking and developing across southwest Colorado. This will likely help slow the front down and we will be in the warm air deep into Friday evening. This may help it stay dry for the Friday Night Lights football games and the American Royal, but eventually a good chance of rain and possibly a few stronger thunderstorms will develop and move in between 9 PM and midnight. This next map shows the surface forecast valid Friday night just past midnight.
Colder air will move in Saturday and we may drop into the upper 30s by Sunday morning. It will be a refreshing change as the humidity and pollen gets swept out of here. Have a great morning and we will keep you updated on these thunderstorms on 41 Action News. Kalee Dionne is on KSHB tracking these thunderstorms this morning. Let us know what you experience. They have held together so far, but eventually they will weaken and the warm air will surge back in before the day is out. I am on my way to the Champions for Survivorship Breakfast with Cancer Action. I am the guest speaker around 8 AM. When I am finished at 9 AM these thunderstorms should be near Kansas City if they hold together.