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Willa and Rain Chances

Good Tuesday bloggers,

We are tracking a major hurricane and two to three minor chances of rain. Let’s look at the hurricane first.

Hurricane Willa will make landfall tonight near Mazatlan as a category 3. Fortunately, it has been steadily weakening since it reached category 5 strength Monday morning with 160 mph winds. That being said, it will still wreak havoc on the southwest Mexico coast. The remnants of Willa will bring heavy rain from Texas to the southeast USA this week.

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We are tracking two small upper level lows in the western USA. These will join forces in a weak way and set us up for our next rain chance.

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WEDNESDAY: It will be dry around here with an increasing and thickening overcast. Widespread light to moderate rain will occur in the western Plains. Highs will be in the 50s.

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THURSDAY: The system will head east and weaken, which means we will see a cloudy and cool day with scattered showers. The rain will be mostly light so amounts will be a trace to 0.10″. Highs will be around 50°.

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FRIDAY: Our weak system will join forces with the remnants of Willa, becoming a bigger storm system in the eastern USA. Our area will see decent fall weather with highs around 60° under a partly to mostly cloudy sky.

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THE WEEKEND: We will be tracking two fast-moving systems from the northwest. So, we do have a chance for some rain this weekend. Any rain, however, will be mostly light and brief. The first chance is Friday night into early Saturday, which leaves Saturday mostly dry.

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The second system is timed for later Saturday night into early Sunday. This one may be a bit bigger, but still move quickly. You can see we are in the middle of the rain around 5 AM on the map below. This would be good news for the Chiefs and Sporting KC games as the system would be long gone by 8-10 AM. These systems will need to be watched closely as any change in timing could be an issue for the daylight hours.

Highs this weekend will be in the 50s to low 60s. If the systems affect the daylight hours, then it will be much cooler with highs in the 40s and 50s.

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Have a great night and Wednesday.

Jeff Penner

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