The first weekend of Fall is here and the only thing falling is the sweat from my forehead. How about yours?! Spent some time earlier today at the Plaza Art Fair with my wife, it got warm in a hurry! We did manage to chow down some good food and take in a little music before calling it a day. So today was a more Summer-like feel for sure. Sunday, well, Sunday is going to be a whole different season!
Check out the 4pm readings around the great area:
Yep, it’s toasty. And, it’s pretty obvious there is something going on in the neighborhood. The party has already started with widespread (non-severe) thunderstorms in parts of Kansas. Check out the loop:
The visible satellite image tells the bigger story, as the deck of clouds moves closer to the area this afternoon.
Those clouds (and the rain) are also the reason it’s much cooler in Central KS right now.
Okay, the usual question here: “when is it going to hit my house???”
At this time, it appears the best window for rain and thunderstorms in KC will be after about 9pm. If you live more to the West of KC, it’ll be an hour or two sooner. More to the East? And hour or two later. In terms of North/South, that’s a little more tricky to spell out in text. But in general, the odds will keep going up as the night keeps going on.
A snapshot of the latest computer guidance suggests this is what the radar may look like by about 10:30pm tonight. Hopefully this answers some questions:
By then, the Plaza Art Fair will be wrapped up in KC for the night, however, the vendors need to make sure their items are secure and put away. Gusty wind and heavy rain is possible, and that could easily cause some problems for those folks. Hopefully they are reading the blog tonight!
The rain/storms will decrease in intensity as the night goes on. Showers may still linger on the Missouri side through early Sunday morning, perhaps even toward the mid-morning time frame. After that, the rain moves off to the East. So rainfall amounts may wind up being heavier on the Kansas side, thanks to the thunderstorms happening this evening.
There may be some areas of flash flooding thanks to the heavy rain hitting the same areas over and over. Stay alert on the Kansas side and be mindful of any water over the roadways.
In terms of the big Chiefs game Sunday, you couldn’t ask for better football weather. Temperatures in the 70s with a little sunshine coming back.
Not much different for Monday, we should keep the mild air and add in a little more sunshine thanks to High pressure off to our West.
All-in-all, the most “active” time is going to be the next 12-18 hours. All we get from that is some rain and window-rattlers. And boy will those temps take a tumble.
If you were not a fan of the heat and humidity today, you’re in for a much different setup on Sunday. Hopefully you can make the most of it!
And hey… how about that come-from-behind win by the Royals today!? I’ll take that!
Enjoy the evening,
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