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The Weather Team Winter Predictions

Good morning bloggers,

It has been one of the coldest Novembers on record, and we are currently 8.4 degrees below average this month.  Later this week we will go into more detail of what is happening with this cycling pattern according to the LRC.  Last night, our weather special aired on 41Action News. Here is the link to the special:  Winter Weather Special and here are the snowfall totals forecast from our weather team.  Remember, we taped the show two weeks ago before this latest big storm, the second largest November storm ever recorded in KC, happened:

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Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today:  Mostly cloudy with some breaks of sunshine later. Light winds with a high of 38°
  • Tonight:  Dense fog developing in spots with light winds.  Low:  29°
  • Thursday:  Possibly some dense fog, then cloudy.  High:  37°
  • Friday:  Increasing chance of rain.  High: 42°

We are tracking two storm systems between Friday and Monday. Let’s go through them.

THURSDAY MORNING: We will see some snow melt today, which will throw moisture into the air. Then, tonight there will be light winds and this could lead to fog. If high clouds move in tonight, then this will interrupt the fog forming process as a clear sky will lead to maximum cooling and condensing. Whether the fog is thick or not, there will be black ice as water from melting today will refreeze tonight.  So, use caution.

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THURSDAY AFTERNOON: If the fog is not too thick, then there may be some peeks of sun before thicker low clouds enter from the south. Drizzle is possible to the south and a few sprinkles/ice pellets are possible to the north as weak disturbances race by.

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FRIDAY: This looks like a cloudy and breezy day along with a chance of drizzle. Lows will be around 32°, so some new black ice is possible. Highs will rise to near 40° as our first storm system approaches.

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FRIDAY NIGHT: A round of moderate to heavy rain is likely, possibly a thunderstorm, with amounts .25″ to 1″. Temperatures will be in the 40s and this will wash off the salt and chemicals. It will also be interesting to see it fall on top of the snow.  There will still be plenty of snow left by Friday night, especially in locations that don’t see sunlight.

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SATURDAY: The first storm will track to the north and the heavier rain will end early in the morning. We may see lingering showers and drizzle all day on the back side with temperatures 35°-40°.  A snowstorm is likely for Nebraska and Iowa. The first storm will play a role in the fate of the second storm.  If the first one becomes to big, it will absorb the second one and we will not have much on Monday from storm system #2.  If the first storm moves along and stays separate from the second one, then Monday will be quite interesting.

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Have a great day and thank you for sharing in this weather experience.  Go over to the Weather2020 blog to join in the conversation.

Gary and Jeff

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