Good morning bloggers!
I hope you’re enjoying this weekend. Overnight, you may recall I had a 30% chance for t-storms in the 11pm news and that many would be missed…well, by many, the entire KC metro seems a little drastic. Here are the overnight rainfall estimates from ESP:Live radar:
A stretch of 1+” rain developed from Columbia to Bethany, MO…but we were completely missed. What a drag! Oh, well, let’s get ready for a hot day today…forecast high: 106°.
In the heat of the afternoon sun today, a few towering clouds will likely bubble up around KC. Could those clouds produce rain and t-storms in KC? Theoretically, yes. Realistically, probably not. Here’s the RAP forecast (from this morning) for the late afternoon, 6pm precipitation:
While there is a very slight chance for t-storms along the cold front near and south of KC late this afternoon, it’s more likely east of the surface low. It pushes east of KC, so t-storms are most likely from central to northeastern/eastern MO, and some could be intense wind producers.
So, we’ll maintain the 20% chance for t-storms late afternoon/evening for KC, but realize that is optimistic. Our next best chance for t-storms appears to be Wednesday. We’ll have an update at 5pm…enjoy the Olympics!