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Opening Day Of Baseball Season Forecast & A Cold Easter Outbreak

Good morning bloggers,

Here in KC it has been a cloudy and cool beginning to spring.  As we move through April warmer days are ahead, but before any huge warm-ups happen, a cold blast is organizing.  Take a look at this surface forecast map from the European Model valid at 7 AM Central Time Saturday:

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I will plot this map in just a minute. Where would you draw in the cold front?  Look how cold it will be north of the front:

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This is one very cold air mass. We are now moving into the part of the cycling pattern that has produced some of the coldest air of the entire LRC season, which began last October.  Remember, the year started with eleven degrees below zero on January 1, 2018 in Kansas City, and early next week is right on cycle for a cold air mass to blast down.  Will there be any snow? Yes, but where?

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Most of the models continue to show bands of snow trying to track into Kansas on Easter Sunday into early Monday, and of course over the northeast where they did not have a problem experiencing snow this year.  Kansas City, on the other hand, somehow has ended up with under 10 inches of snow for the third year in a row. It is still somewhat baffling when you think of all of the storm systems that were modeled to hit KC from days to a couple of weeks out, but never came to fruition.  Let’s see how the models come in today.

Here is the plotted surface map valid Saturday morning:

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Royals Home Opener Forecast For Thursday:

Expect mostly cloudy skies, but there will be a chance of sunshine in the afternoon.  There is also a chance of morning rain showers. The best chance of rain will be well south and southeast of KC. Expect tailgating weather to be mostly dry with temperatures in the 40s. I am forecasting a high of 52 degrees with a cool breeze from the north at 10-20 mph.

Thank you for sharing in this Action Weather Blog experience featuring Weather2020 and the LRC. Let us know if you have any questions or would like to join in the conversation over on the Weather2020 blog.

Gary

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