Good Morning Bloggers!
I hope you’re doing well.
We had a beautiful view from the south side of town this morning, just after sunrise.
This shot was taken near the Leawood & Overland Park, Kansas…with a layer of broken clouds around 11,000 feet above sea level. Even though today is calm in KC; barely any wind, cool temps push toward the upper 50s this afternoon, there’s actually a lot going on in the atmosphere.
Look below at the water vapor satellite map. This is commonly inspected by meteorologists to pinpoint upper level disturbances and flow patterns:
A 1st distubance over northern Illinois, tracking eastward, was resposible for dropping 6″ of snow over parts of North Dakota early Saturday morning. The 2nd disturbance over southern Canada is a little stronger. It was also triggering snow over North Dakota this morning. That storm system will gradually dive southeastward through the day.
As it moves southeastward, rain will spread toward KC. By 10 pm, we have a chance for showers in KC.
The chance for rain in KC is 50% from 10pm Sunday through Noon Monday. Light showers may bring between a trace to 0.1″ of rain in this time frame. It’s definitely not much, not enough to even affect the drought, but it may make for a wet morning commute Monday. Monday afternoon looks chilly, breezy, cloudy with potential drizzle.
Let’s take you to election day. Weather will not be high maintenance in KC. As you know, that traditionally means high voter turnout. I filled out a weather ballot (minus a write-in candidate!) indicating our forecast.
Now this is just for fun, but do you think rain over Florida, or a rain snow mix over Wisconsin & Michigan could create some election day drama? A note about the above map, I used a base map from ChristianPost.net and weather features are highlighted in beautiful non-partisan yellow!
After that…Thursday through Saturday are all possible contenders for 70 degrees in KC, meanwhile we’re still waiting to for t-storms next weekend followed by a big cold push.
Lots to talk about for the week ahead…Get out and vote!