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Rain is Still Needed

Good Sunday bloggers,

Some locations received some great rain on Saturday, while others were left dry. So, basically this is the same old story. The drought was not dented, so more rain is needed. There are chances the next 5-7 days, but you can probably guess what the trend in the data is showing.

Here are radar estimated rainfall totals from the last 48 hours. You can see the spotty nature of the rain. The big winners were north central Missouri and south Kansas City.

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When we look closer at the KC area you can see areas north of the river saw a trace to .25″ and south of the river received .50″ to 1.50″. Remember, these are radar estimated totals, so your rain gauge may read different. This is great, but clearly we need more rain. What is next?

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TODAY-TONIGHT: Today will see highs 90°-95° with the chance of an isolated T-Storm. A small disturbance will track south of our area tonight and it may generate a small cluster of thunderstorms. Otherwise, it will be dry with lows in the low 70s.

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TUESDAY: This will be a comfortable day with lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. The humidity will be a bit lower as well.

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WEDNESDAY: The cooler weather is nice, but rain is needed. Well, here we go again. The data is trending towards Wednesday-Thursday thunderstorms to be located across Nebraska and Iowa. It looked like we would be involved with this rain with highs in the 70s and 80s. If this is right, we will be in the 80s to low 90s as the thunderstorms stay north. Now, we still have to watch this as it could track farther south and/or we could see a southern scattered extension of the rain. As is, we do get a southern scattered extension.

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THURSDAY: The thunderstorms track from Nebraska and Iowa to eastern Missouri, basically going around eastern Kansas and western Missouri. It will be nice when this pattern ends. Hopefully, this event will step out of the box, but the trend is not our friend.

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FRIDAY: There is a new chance of thunderstorms showing up. But, once again it is suspect and will not cover all locations. We shall see how this trends the next few days.

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There is one good thing about the weather this week. It will not be as hot as last week with highs in the 80s to low 90s.

Have a great week.

Jeff Penner

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