Good Sunday bloggers,

Today is day 17 in a row with below average temperatures as a warmer pattern lurks around the corner. We will be tracking a series of fast moving systems that will bring a pattern of fast changing air masses, but since the systems are tracking west to east there are no big cold air masses with the systems. We will be seeing mostly Pacific air.

Let’s go through the week ahead.

First, here is a look at our KC below average temperature stretch of weather. It started on October 27th and will end either Monday or more likely Tuesday.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON: The clearing line will be moving south into northwest Missouri. Highs will rise to 49°-53° in the sun areas and stay 45°-49° in cloud areas.  KC is on the line. This data has a high of 52°, but we are going 50°, again sun dependent.

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SUNDAY NIGHT-MONDAY MORNING: Low clouds will fill back in and there will be fog as well.  Some of the fog may be rather dense and if temperatures are below freezing we could see some black ice. However, the latest data is trending a bit warmer and every degree will make a difference.  So, tomorrow morning be aware of low visibility and possible slick spots.

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MONDAY AFTERNOON: There will be some sun and again, more sun highs will be 50°-55° and more clouds, highs will be 45°-50°. We are leaning in the cloud direction.

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TUESDAY MORNING: Our next system will be moving in and low clouds will cover all locations with some drizzle possible. Temperatures will be quite mild with lows 45°-50°. A south wind will be increasing to 10-20 mph.

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON: It will be cloudy, breezy and mild with a few showers or drizzle as highs climb to the 50s.

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WEDNESDAY: Lows will be in the 50s as south winds and clouds Tuesday night along with drizzle keep temperatures up. So, when a weak cold front moves by Wednesday morning, the sun will come out and our high will be around 60°.

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THURSDAY: It will be clear Wednesday night with lows in the 30s ahead of our next storm system. A new warm front will be surging north so more low clouds, drizzle, fog and a few showers will arrive Thursday with highs around 50°. The warm front will surge by Thursday night as the storm system is pretty strong and tracks to our north. So, our high Thursday may be reached at 11:59 PM and could be close to 60°.

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FRIDAY: Look at the temperature at 9 AM Friday, 63°. Yes, we may see our Friday high in the morning in the 60s ahead of another cold front as a strong storm system races along I-80. The front is not that strong (Pacific Air) so Friday afternoon would see temps mostly in the 50s. Next weekend looks calm after the storm system with highs mostly in the 50s and lows in the 20s and 30s.

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Total rainfall this week will be .05″ to .45″, so probably not enough in one event to get that fertilizer down. It is good to get a November lawn fertilization in before the winter sets in.

Have a great week.

Jeff Penner