Good morning bloggers,
The warming trend picks up steam today into Friday. There will be a bump in the road Saturday, and then it gets out of control a bit Sunday into Monday. We have been forecasting 70 degrees on Monday for a few days now, and that is likely low. It may zoom into the 70s on Monday. There is a two part storm system that will pass by Saturday morning and we may see a light mixture of precipitation late tomorrow night, somewhat like what happened yesterday.
Kansas City Weather Time-Line:
- Today: Sunny and much warmer. High: 49°
- Friday: Even warmer with increasing afternoon clouds. High: 59°
The end of the work week will see some rather nice weather ahead of a bump in our warmer road. This bump is a two part system for Friday night-Saturday along with a one day shot of colder air. Lets go through the sequence of events for Friday into Saturday.
First, while we are near 60° on Friday, snow and 20s will not be that far away! Yes, snow will be likely northwest of Omaha.
The cold front will move through Friday evening, so if you are out, a jacket will come in handy as colder air drifts in from the north. At least this will not be a major Arctic blast like we have seen about 15 times this season. Behind the front is part #1 of the storm system. It will bring our area a light mix of precipitation for a few hours, similar to what happened Wednesday afternoon and evening.
We are not expecting roads to get slick Friday night. The only thing we will have to watch for is some patchy black ice by Saturday morning as temperatures fall to the 20s after the light precipitation.
Then the second part of the storm system will form on Saturday and affect areas mostly along I-44 with a mix of rain, sleet and snow. Some spots could see a period of heavy precipitation. So, if you have weekend plans from Springfield to St. Louis, be aware of Saturday’s weather.
The good news is that southern system exits quickly and Sunday will rebound to highs in the 60s with 70° or 70s likely on Monday!
Also check out the Weather 2020 blog for more information as I am discussing this weather pattern that continues to cycle: The Same Pattern Continues
Gary and Jeff