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Record Breaking Day

Good Wednesday,

We will be likely shattering the record high for today as we are expecting highs close to 80°.  If we do reach 80°, officially in KC, then this will be the earliest recorded 80° high in KC history!

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This crazy long stretch of warm weather has started the budding process on the trees and the flowers are starting to poke through the ground as well.  It is much too early.  So, if you are sneezing and coughing you may be allergic to Elm and Juniper pollen as the count is through the roof.  We need some rain to wash the pollen out of the air, or better yet, below freezing air to slow the budding process down.

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Colder air is on the way, but meaningful rain is a bigger question.  The weather changes begin Thursday.

THURSDAY TEMPERATURES:  KC will be near a warm front, so highs will be in the 60s, with 70s south.  50s for highs are possible in northern Missouri.  Much colder air is lurking in Nebraska.  This colder air will rush in Friday.

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THURSDAY PRECIPITATION: We may see a few brief showers/thunderstorms midday Thursday, but most of the precipitation will occur along and north of I-80.  A snowstorm will occur from northern Nebraska to Wisconsin and northern lower and all of upper Michigan.  If we had more moisture, then we could have a chance of severe thunderstorms.

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FRIDAY: This is the day when reality strikes as it will be cloudy and windy with temperatures in the 40s.  The warm air is moving away.

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There will be 2-3 more storm systems to watch Sunday into next week.  Each one will have the chance to bring some rain or even snow.  Temperatures will be on a roller coaster ride.  So, the forecast for these days will have to be taken one day at a time as the data looks different every 6 hours.

Have a great day and night.

Jeff

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