Good evening bloggers,
Today was only the fourth day this month without any rain falling at KCI Airport. Yes, 23 out of the first 27 days of the month have had at least a trace of rain. KCI Airport will likely go over 10 inches with a decent chance at getting close to 11 inches of rain this month. Kansas City, KS has already had over 11 inches of rain this month. Here are the totals as of Wednesday night:
There is a rather strong late May cold front approaching:
This front will likely move through Friday night, and it may leave low clouds behind for a cloudy, breezy, and possibly drizzly Saturday. It has rained every weekend since late March, and just when it looked like it may be a nice weekend, I am not so sure at the moment. I have added in drizzle, with a chance of some measurable rain with a cloudy day in the 60s Saturday. This would also be about the same forecast for the area lakes this weekend as well.
Rainfall amounts will likely end up between 1/2″ and 1″ by Saturday morning.
It has been raining way, way, way too much in Texas with disastrous floods ongoing down there. Some horrible stories of people being killed by the flash flooding. Flood fatalities will likely far exceed tornado deaths this year. This is often the case anyway, but this has been bad. And more rain is likely in the next couple of weeks. Later next week is the wet storm part of the cycling weather pattern. I am confident in another 2 to 4 inches of rain in our area later next week. Take a look at the Altocumulus Lenticularous clouds that formed over southeastern Texas. These are wave clouds that are usually seen over the ridges of high peaks around the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain ranges:
Have a great night, and we will get the blog updated Thursday.