Snow, Sleet, Rain, Sun, 50s all Today

Good Saturday bloggers,

A mix of snow, sleet and rain moved across the region with most snow north of I-70 and rain to the south. We had a few reports of snow on grassy surfaces in north KC. There were little to no slick spots as air temperatures were near to above freezing and pavement temperatures stayed above freezing. By the way, St. Louis is having 1″ to 2″ of snow.

Here is the radar from this morning.


There is the chance of a wetter storm system Monday and Tuesday, so let’s go through the next few days.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: It will become totally sunny with highs in the 50s along with a southwest shifting to northwest breeze 10-25 mph.


SUNDAY: The day will start in the 30s with a light wind. Then, it will become rather windy from the south with gusts over 30 mph as highs climb to around 60°.


MONDAY MORNING: We have an interesting storm system to track Monday and Tuesday. First, Sunday night and Monday morning we will have a surge of moisture so temperatures by morning will rise to 60°-65° with a chance of showers and drizzle.


MONDAY AFTERNOON: A cold front will slowly drift southeast across the area as the flow aloft come from the southwest, parallel to the front. The set up is there for some decent rain with amounts at least .10″-.50″. There is a trend in the heavier direction, but we know how things have gone this year. The one thing in our favor is that the pattern is acting like the start of the first cycle back in October and we had 5″ of rain during that part of the pattern and it was mostly from Lawrence east. So, this upcoming situation does fit the LRC.


MONDAY NIGHT-TUESDAY: The cold front will slowly drift southeast across the region with temperatures ranging from the 20s northwest to 60s southeast. If the precipitation lasts long enough and the colder air comes in stronger we could see freezing rain and sleet Tuesday morning. As is, northwest Missouri has a better chance to see freezing rain and sleet.  This will be something to monitor.


Have a great weekend

Jeff Penner

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