Good Saturday bloggers,
We are in a cloudy, but mostly dry weather pattern across the middle part of the USA. There will be quite a temperature difference in the Plains this weekend, but the main rain will occur from the Mississippi River and points to the east.
Remember to fall back tonight before you hit the hay. This is the only 49 hour weekend of the year, so enjoy it.
Here are the sunrise and sunset times for the weekend and you can see the sun will be setting in the five o’clock hour Sunday. The sun will rise before 7 am, so next week most of us will not have to head to work and school in the dark.
Now, let’s get into the weather and look at this weather pattern.
There is a trough near the west coast bringing some needed moisture to northern California and Oregon. This makes the flow across the USA from west-southwest to east-northeast which means we do not have any big cold/Arctic blasts in the forecast and no big storm systems.
There is a warm front lying across Oklahoma and Arkansas and it now looks like it will move north, but not far enough to bring KC warmer air. It may bring the I-70 corridor fog Sunday morning.
There is quite a zone of fog from southeast Colorado to southern Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri along and north of the warm front. So, when the warm front nears I-70 tonight and Sunday morning the fog zone may shift north into our area.
SATURDAY: Our area will be cloudy and cool with highs stuck in the 50s. 57° may be a bit optimistic and will only be achieved if we see a peek of sun. Highs will come close to 90° in north Texas. Wait until you see the high for Kickoff of the Chiefs-Dallas game.
SUNDAY MORNING: A surface low will be found in eastern Kansas. The warm front will be near, but likely south of I-70. So, this puts our region in a zone where fog may be thick along with some drizzle and temperatures around 50°. Columbia to St. Louis will be 65° to 70° in the morning on the 5th of November!
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: We will be in the 50s as colder air heads south. St. Louis to Springfield will be near 80° with a chance of T-Storms. Dallas will be around 90° for the big game! Maybe the roof will be closed. Wow!
SUNDAY NIGHT: The wind will be coming from the north at 10-20 mph ushering in colder air. Early next week will see many clouds with highs mostly in the 40s and lows in the 20s and 30s. There is a storm system to watch for Tuesday into Wednesday that could bring some light rain, but the chance is rather low. Basically, the next 5-7 days will be dry with near to below average temperatures as we have no big storm systems to monitor.
If you have leaves all over your yard this will be a decent weekend to gather them up as there will be little wind and no big rain. It will be a bit cool and there will be some mist or drizzle from time to time. The wind will pick up from the north Sunday afternoon, so today is the best day to get this round of leaves up.
Have a great weekend,