Good Saturday afternoon bloggers,
A band of heavy thunderstorms has developed, is increasing, and it is heading directly towards Kansas City. Right now it is timed out to be arriving between 3:30 PM and 6 PM tonight. How long will it last? We will be monitoring this closely, but it should be out of here before the Kenny Chesney Concert tonight. Timing the beginning and the ending of this area of thunderstorms is still being analyzed. Here is the radar image as of 2 PM this afternoon:
You will likely notice the building cumulus clouds as the form into cumulus congestus clouds. They are growing into cumulonimbus clouds and with the dewpoints as high as they are now and the slow movement of these thunderstorms rainfall amounts will likely exceed 2 inches in a few spots.
That was quite the thunderstorm. We had 50 to 60 mph winds blow through the city. This should last another two hours.