Good morning Bloggers,
- Definition of Rut: A habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change
Would you agree that the weather pattern is stuck in a rut? It is dry, getting drier. It is hot, getting hotter. The pattern is boring, and getting more boring. And, summer is ending in two weeks and there is no sign of fall yet. Take a look at this weekend’s upper level flow:
An anticyclone, or ridge aloft will be centered overhead this weekend. This is likely going to help keep rain chances quite low despite a weak cold front stalling in northern Missouri Sunday morning. Here is the surface forecast map valid at 10 AM Sunday:
Thunderstorms will be likely over northeastern Missouri Sunday morning and there is a slight chance that an outflow boundary could move west and southwest to near Kansas City early Sunday, which would increase our chance of rain to 20%. If there is no outflow boundary, then the temperatures would likely sore into the upper 90s near by, and this is one of the bigger forecast challenges in the short term. And, this is the only chance of thunderstorms we see in the next few days. Let’s see how this sets up over the weekend.
In the mean time the Royals have a huge series with the Detroit Tigers beginning tonight, and the Chiefs play Jacksonville in Florida Sunday. At least we have some huge sports distractions to take us away from this rut.