Good Saturday bloggers,
We were tracking an area of thunderstorms all night that started in Nebraska. We felt they would turn southeast and affect eastern Kansas and western Missouri this morning and that is exactly what happened. A pocket of dew points around 75° moved in ahead of these thunderstorms allowing them to stay alive. Some locations received under .10″ of rain, while other locations saw over 1″. Winds gusted to 50-70 mph along an outflow boundary ahead of the thunderstorms. The worst was south of the river where around 80,000-100,000 customers lost power.
Here is the radar from 11 PM Friday, as you can see the thunderstorms were organizing in Nebraska.
At 5:15 AM an outflow boundary surging south ahead of the thunderstorms was producing 50-70 mph winds and power outages, mostly south of I-70.
The wind was caused by collapsing thunderstorms. So, as the wind increased south of the river, the thunderstorms fell apart and rainfall amounts were paltry. Some locations saw some nice rain, especially the parched areas of northern Missouri.
Now we turn our attention away from thunderstorms, heat and humidity and towards some great June weather.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: A cold front will be moving through ushering in cooler and less humid air as we see increasing sunshine. New thunderstorms may form in eastern Missouri.
SUNDAY: Lows will be in the 50s, making for a refreshing Sunday morning. The afternoon will be sunny, with a light wind and lower humidity. Highs will be around 80°.
The next chances of thunderstorms arrive next Wednesday-Friday and we will have more on this tomorrow and the coming days.
Have a great weekend.