The line of storms in Nebraska looks pretty healthy and is diving to the Southeast. Mentioned it earlier this evening on the 6p newscast that this would be an area to keep eyes on going into the overnight period.
Matter of fact, it actually suggests the rain will take a turn to the East/Northeast as it gets to the area. Seems a little unusual to me.
The raw RPM is similar to the HRRR but does NOT turn the activity East. It actually suggests the decaying rain gets to KC around 10am before falling apart quickly.
Don’t be surprised if there is a little rain to start Saturday. The rain should end and the afternoon looks dry. Make the most of it because we could be in for a rainy Sunday. I will be very curious to see what the forecast information looks like tomorrow for Sunday. I have seen subtle hints that things may change a bit on Sunday.
There is a line of storms in Nebraska holding together and moving to the Southeast. It’s possible this holds all night and makes it to Kansas City by early Saturday morning. The latest models indicate it will fizzle out JUST before it gets here. I am a little suspicious of that.
I’ll give another update after the newscast is over.
Clouds have held on for most of the day today, helping to keep our temps in the upper 70s to low 80s. But boy, it was close! It’s been nice to not have to deal with a big heat wave this summer.
On the visible satellite picture, you can see the clouds over Northern Missouri. Plus, I have circled the overshooting cloud tops where thunderstorms are ongoing. Those are moving to the East.
I don’t see Kansas City getting rain or storms this evening. The clouds may be partially to thank for that, keeping the atmosphere stable. However, I will continue to watch the radar and provide updates if needed.
There could be a few showers that sneak into far Northwestern Missouri by Saturday morning. I don’t think it will amount to a lot at this time, but the chance exists. The latest RPM and HRRR models are showing the rain getting right to the tri-state line and then falling apart. I will continue to monitor this through the evening.
The afternoon on Saturday should be dry, but there may be a few t-storms that get going in Central Kansas by the evening. Those would be very isolated at best.
So the takeaway here is that Sunday could wind up be a wet day. I know there are several outdoor events going on Sunday. May want to have a backup plan or try to get things done on Saturday.
Royals are in action this weekend and into next week. Here’s the forecast:
Temperatures will be warm, but not too bad for August. Great for baseball! Rain chances for Sunday could pose a problem. Those may linger into Monday morning. But I believe it will be gone by the game Monday night.
I will continue to be on duty in the evenings through the weekend and will give updates on the rain chances. There is still a chance things may shift just a bit, so continue to monitor the forecast!
Enjoy the weekend!