Afternoon rain tapers, will more fall overnight?

Good afternoon!

Hey bloggers!  Here are the rainfall totals as of 4pm:

Roughly a third to two-thirds of an inch of rain across the Metro!  The steady rain will taper across the metro between 4:00 and 5:00 from south to north.  After that, drizzle or mist may continue.  Overnight, there’s is still a chance for that third round of rain before we dry up for at least a couple days.

1. Models are indicating a third round of lighter rain is possible after 10pm.
2. I’m not completely convinced this will happen in KC.

I’m still working on the forecast.  Please let me know your rainfall totes!

Tomorrow the nice weather settles in!  We should get a lot greener this week!

Previous morning blog below:


Good Morning!

I love getting blog comments like this:
“Ahh, I missed spring. Waking up to rain showers in a Sunday is as good as it gets.”

Such a dreary day, and people still love it!

A light steady rain had been falling over KC this morning 8-10 am.  The 9:30 am ESP:Live image below shows the back edge of the shield of rain pushing into the southwestern KC metro.

For a current look at the radar, click here
With the back edge pushing through the metro 9:45 – 10:15 am, that would pave the way for a late morning break from the rain.  One more thing, that little cluster of rain between Fort Scott & Pleasanton, KS will trail through leaving lingering scattered showers in the area-mainly on the Missouri side – through late morning.

Rainfall totals as of 9am ranged between a trace to 0.1″ for the KC Metro…and Emporia had a whopping .22″.  But heavier rainfall will be possible this afternoon.

With temperatures in the 50s, thunder is possible with this second batch of rain…but severe weather isn’t expected.  It’s most likely that second batch of rain would get here after 2pm and last a few hours before tapering off – possibly before our newly late sunset!

Latests powercast has a range of 1/4″ to 3/4″ of rain…with isolated higher amounts forecast by day’s end.
Although I think slightly more than 1/2″ is possible for the KC Metro, this should be a pretty good and relatively consistent forecast.

I’ll update the blog later this afternoon, so check back in.  And have a great Day!


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9 comments to Afternoon rain tapers, will more fall overnight?

  • bobloblaw

    Ahh, I missed spring. Waking up to rain showers in a Sunday is as good as it gets.

  • Emaw

    .25″ from round 1 in north Olathe. Glad I got the yard cleaned up and fert. down yesterday, nice.

  • Hillsdale_Bruce

    Hey GW. Been watching the radar all morning. Do you still see the chance for this increasing in intensity or does it look like all we will have is light rain for the remainder of the daylight hours? What was SSW of us seems to be lessening a bit in the last hour.

    My fertilizer and grass seed wants to know.

    • Hey H_B!

      As of 4:15 the steady rain is beginning to lighten up. 1/3″-2/3″ rainfall prelim. rainfall totals have been reported across the metro. This is the bulk of the grand totals, however we can’t rule out some more showers overnight!

  • sportsfreaked

    I always heatd hate to see it rain on your parade I guess for Gary it has a real meaning.

  • sportsfreaked


  • Skylar

    Radar image is prett cool right now; it’s a big circle with a patch or rain in the middle just about to graze KC.


  • Justin

    Found this little tidbit at the end of the AFD from earlier concerning this time next week: “The upper trough will move into the
    western Rockies on Sunday night and could be a set up for severe
    weather beyond this period, perhaps into the beginning of next week.”