Good morning bloggers, It’s Friday!
A storm system is off the California coast. This is going to be ejected out over the plains in a transitioning pattern according to the LRC. For an in-depth analysis of where we are in the weather pattern, and for a brand new way of getting your long range weather forecast, click on Weather 2020 for details and click on the blog over there. Here is this morning’s 500 mb flow:
The upper level low is currently off the west coast.
Take a look at what happens to this upper level low. It weakens, but it is still hanging in there as it approaches the plains and moves into southeastern Colorado on Sunday morning. This system is pulling in a tremendous amount of moisture in the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere from the Pacific Ocean. And, Gulf of Mexico air will also be drawn in as the system moves across the plains on Sunday afternoon. This will result in a cold rain with temperature above freezing across most of our viewing area. Rainfall amounts will vary between o.10″ and 0.70″.
Energy, moving over an eastern Pacific ridge, will begin carving out a trough over the United States. This part of the pattern has been expected and forecast by the LRC for weeks and it is right on schedule according to our 50 to 55 day cycle. Again, go to the new site www.Weather2020.com and click on the blog for a comparison to other cycles. What does it mean for Kansas City? The finer, smaller scale details are still evolving, but it has our attention this morning.
Here is a look at the forecast map valid:
I will finish the blog around 8:30 AM…..
Have a great morning. We will have live updates on 41 Action News today and tonight. Thank you for spending a few minutes on the Action Weather Blog. Let us know if you have any questions or comments.