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Tracking Three Storm Systems

Good Saturday bloggers,

We are going into an active pattern the next seven days and we are tracking three storm systems. Let’s take them one at a time.

STORM SYSTEM #1: Today and Sunday

There will be scattered showers today, mostly northwest of KC. Then, as the main system arrives this evening we will see a band of widespread rain and a few thunderstorms rapidly form across eastern Kansas. This band will track east tonight, affecting our area mostly between 6 PM and midnight. Some of the rain may be rather heavy at times. After midnight the rain will shift to the east.

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Sunday will be mostly cloudy, breezy and cool with perhaps a few morning showers. The sky will clear after 4-5 PM, but remember, the sun will set at 5:14 PM as we turn the clocks back one hour tonight. So, we will not see much sun. Also, check the fire alarm batteries tonight.

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STORM SYSTEM #2: This will move through Monday with more rain and temperatures in the 40s. The rain will exit Monday night, so Election day is looking dry and breezy with highs around 50°.

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RAINFALL FORECAST THROUGH MONDAY: When you add up the rain between the two storm systems, most locations will see .50″ to 1.00″ of rain. There will be some areas that see 1.00″-1.50″, especially in Missouri.

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STORM SYSTEM #3: There are many questions with this storm system. The latest data has most of the rain and snow south of I-70. It does look like there will be enough cold air for snow, but where will the storm track? Will it even be much of a storm system? These are questions that we have much time to answer.

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Now, just to be safe. You should enter the Snowflake contest ASAP. When will the first one inch of snow occur at the 41 Action News studio as measured by one of our meteorologists?

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Here is another reminder to set the clocks back one hour tonight. It is also good to change the fire alarm batteries as well.

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Have a great weekend.

Jeff Penner

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