Seasonable Cold

Good Monday,

A cold front is moving through now and a second one will move through Tuesday.  This front will bring a seasonably cold air mass to our region by Wednesday with no precipitation.  Highs today will be around 60, Tuesday drops to the 50s and Wednesday cools to the 40s.  We are going in to a quiet weather pattern the next 5-7 days with no real sign of precipitation showing up.

Click on the video below to get an in depth look at the forecast.

Have a great week.


The Week After Thanksgiving

Good  Sunday,

We are tracking a storm system that is evolving today.  It will bring wind and some rain, but it is not a major storm.  There is hardly any winter precipitation with this storm.  In our area we will see wind gusts increasing to 40-45 mph this afternoon and evening.  There will be rain showers this afternoon and evening, but amounts will be trace-.25″ as highs come close to 60°.  This is the one main precipitation chance for the next 7 days.

Click on the video below for a more in depth look at the weather for this week and travel weather today.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday and have a great week ahead.


Weathering Winter

Good Saturday,

I hope you are having a good Thanksgiving.  The weather today looks very nice with highs in the 50s.  Tomorrow will be different with clouds, wind and showers as a storm system moves quickly by.  The wind will be gusting from the south at 30-40 mph, so if you are driving east-west your car, high profile vehicle could get buffeted around.  It will be mild with highs in the 50s.  This will be the main storm to affect travel across the USA Sunday.  Click on the video below for a more in depth look at this next storm and the travel impacts.

Have a great rest of your weekend and week ahead.


Winter Weather Forecast

Happy Thanksgiving,

We have issued our winter forecast with an in-depth explanation below. You can go to Weather2020.com, join the weather blog, and participate in the LRC Forecast experience if you want. Or you can email me at gary.lezak@kshb.com and I can answer any questions you have. This is a rather fascinating weather pattern unfolding before our eyes. We will keep you updated. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Holiday Weeekend!















Tracking A Storm System for the Busiest Travel Day

Good Tuesday,

The storm system affecting our area today will move east and affect Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland and Indianapolis with rain showers.  So, this is not a big storm, but there could be a few delays.  The weather here through the holiday weekend is looking pretty nice.  The weather for the Plaza Lighting will be dry with temperatures in the 40s and a light wind, quite different from last year.

Click on the video below for a more in depth look at the holiday weather.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving Week Travel Update

Good Monday,

Thanksgiving week is here and some years we can have big storm systems that greatly impact travel.  That is not the case this year.  There is a weak to moderate system to track this week, but its impacts will be low.  On Wednesday it will be tracking through the Midwest, possibly bringing a few delays to O’hare, but again not a big storm system.  The Pacific Northwest will be unsettled, but most locations in the USA the next 5-7 day look great.  Here in KC we have a chance of rain Tuesday, but the next 7 days look dry.  Thanksgiving will see highs in the 50s with 40s for the Plaza Lighting, much better than last year.

Click on the video below for a more in depth look at the Thanksgiving week weather.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.


One Main Thanksgiving Week Storm System

Good Sunday,

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is this week. There is one storm system to track.  It will move from southern California to the Midwest then New England this week.  It could affect O’Hare with rain showers Wednesday.


1. Our winter forecast airs Wednesday night

2. Our Winter weather special airs 630 PM Saturday November 26

Click on the video below for a more in depth look at the weather on this busy travel week.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


A Look Into Thanksgiving Week

Good Saturday,

This morning we finally had a low in the 20s.  This will be a sunny and cool weekend with highs in the 40s today and 50s Sunday.  Lows will fall to the 20s tonight.  There is one storm system to track next week and perhaps one at the end of the holiday weekend.  Click on the video below for a more in depth look at Thanksgiving 2016 weather.

Have a great weekend.


A Windy Change

Good Wednesday,

Wow!  Stepping outside today makes it hard to believe it is November 16th.  Thursday will be even warmer, granted there will be much wind.  This will be followed by a strong Thursday night cold front, so stepping outside Friday will not be hard to believe it is the middle of November.  This weather change will be accompanied by wind gusts to 40 mph, but very little to no precipitation.  Let’s go through this change.

THURSDAY: We will see lots of high clouds with south wind gusts 35-40 mph.  Highs will be in the 70s.  Much colder air is lurking to the northwest.



THURSDAY: There is not much moisture associated with this storm system, but there will be a snowstorm starting in Wyoming and western South Dakota on Thursday.



FRIDAY: The storm is a fast mover and the band of snow will be in Minnesota and racing away.  Our warm air will be east of the Mississippi river, while we have lots of wind from the northwest, gusting 35-40 mph, along with lots of clouds. We will be dealing with wind chills for the first time this season as temperatures will be in the 40s with wind chills in the 20s and 30s.  Minneapolis will finally have their first freeze this weekend, about two weeks after their latest date ever!



Here are the latest watches and warnings for this storm system.

There is a Red Flag Warning for southwest Kansas as strong winds and dry conditions enhances the fire danger.



There is a Winter Storm Watch from Wyoming to Minnesota.  The light green area is a Blizzard watch.



So, we are missing the biggest impacts of this storm, but hold on to your hats.  We need some rain and there is a system for next Tuesday that could bring us close to an 1″ of rain.

Have a great weekend.



One Main Storm System

Good Tuesday,

We have been in quite a calm weather pattern the last several weeks.  We now have a storm system to track for the end of the week, but it is going to move rather quickly and likely bring us no rain.  What it will do is bring us considerable wind and our first widespread hard freeze.  So, the leaves will be blowing all over the place Thursday-Saturday.

Click on the video below for an in depth look at this weather pattern

Have a great day