Some Rain Chances Are Showing Up

/Some Rain Chances Are Showing Up

Some Rain Chances Are Showing Up

Good afternoon bloggers,

The heat has built a bit stronger today, and it was 98 degrees at just after 3 PM this afternoon. We are just 2 degrees away from what hasn’t happened in almost five years at KCI Airport:


There is an air quality Ozone Alert today, as the winds are light and pollution is settling near the surface which can be dangerous to sensitive individuals.  The weather pattern is fascinating and we are cycling into a part of the weather pattern that has produced in other LRC cycles this year.  This part of the pattern will move across the region between Saturday and next Wednesday, and I am finally adding in some rain chances back into the 7-day forecast:


If there is a day that may finally reach 100 degrees at KCI Airport, it may be next Tuesday, but there are obviously other possible days that could do it.  A cold front will likely move through Tuesday night, and the best chance of rain may be on Wednesday of next week, but that is 7 days out, so confidence is a bit shaky.  There are other chances before mid-next week. The European model has trended wetter for this weekend, so I would like to see more support from other models, but there is some, and this is why I am increasing some rain chances.


We will discuss more tomorrow. I have had a very busy day, thus the reason for the late blog. As, you know we try to put a blog out there every morning, and I am usually writing it from around 6:30 to 8 AM before I am on the radio. We had some big meetings and other things going on, and these may delay the blogs just a bit depending on my schedule.  I know most of you appreciate our Action Weather Blog featuring Weather2o20 and the LRC as we share in this weather experience. When the new pattern sets up next fall, maybe we will be blessed with a more exciting pattern. Have a great day.


2018-07-12T06:55:52+00:00July 11th, 2018|General|7 Comments


  1. TDogg July 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Why do you need support from other models. Does rain fit the LRC or not?

    • Richard July 12, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Above in the writeup Gary said “we are cycling into a part of the weather pattern that has produced in other LRC cycles this year”

      So it appears that yes, rain fits the LRC

  2. J R July 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Correct – who cares what the models say? We know what will happen…..hate to say it, but “poof”

  3. KS Jones July 11, 2018 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    WeatherUnderground’s forecast shows we (110 miles west-northwest of KC) could get 0.51″ of rain Friday through Sunday, and pick up an additional 0.43″ Tuesday through Wednesday.
    Their prediction for KC is for 0.32″ Saturday through Sunday and 0.36″ Wednesday through Thursday. 

  4. Tdogg July 11, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    I wonder where the drought deniers are….MowerMike is probably working at WalMart as a greeter until the skies open up once more…..Maybe ShawneeDude can go by and see him, and talk about his “farm” that he doesn’t even farm lol

  5. terry July 11, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Yes Tdogg we need the Models what’s up!

  6. Mr. Pete July 11, 2018 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Many lakes in NW Kansas are in flood stage. Bizarre.

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