Some Big Changes Are Showing Up

Good morning bloggers,

The sun is shining on this Friday morning.  A storm system is approaching. And, the jet stream is showing a major shift to the north in the next few days. This northward shift would finally get winter to move out! It has been a long and cold April so far for many of us, and I have been hearing about it. “Why is it so cold?” is what I keep hearing.  Well, we are about to balance it out just a bit.  This next storm is caught in the change, and KC has been on the edge of the model output precipitation, if you have been paying close attention. Just a slight shift north and then suddenly we would be in the rain shield for Saturday. When you are on the edge of the storm, then it is the hardest area to predict the weather, and KC is likely on the edge of more storm systems than most areas of the world.  It is just a geographical fact of where KC is located, and this storm fits the mold.


This map above shows the latest GFS model from the overnight run. You can see the northern edge near KC. Some of the drought areas to our southwest will likely get a good drink of water, but they will need more. Here is the upper level flow forecast:


The track of this storm shifted a bit north.  This should bring the rain into KC, and create the conditions for our fourth straight bad weather weekend in Kansas City.  So, enjoy today, as it will be a gorgeous Friday.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  Mostly sunny! A gorgeous day with light winds and a high of 64°
  • Tonight:  Increasing clouds with a good chance of rain along and south of I-70 by morning.   Low:  43°
  • Saturday:  Cloudy with a 90% chance of rain south of I-70, and a nearly 0% chance up near the Iowa border. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s where its raining.
  • Sunday:  The rain may wrap in from the southeast around the exiting storm and then it will end. High: upper 50s to lower 60s.

I had a flood last night. Yep, I left the bathtub running while I was watching the new Netflix series, episode 1, of Lost In Space. And, disaster. So, I had a flood last night, but I can’t do anything about it now.  It’s time to call the insurance company. Have a great day!


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