Good morning Weather2020 bloggers,
5:51:51 PM Update:
When I looked up at the clock it literally was 5:51:51. Does that ever happen to you? Isolated thunderstorms formed near Kansas City this afternoon and evening and dumped heavy rain! 1.50″ in 30 minutes near Lexington, MO, and 0.82″ downtown, near 71 Highway and 31st street! Nothing at my house!
While some areas across the plains have had tremendous drought relief with heavy rain during the past seven days, other locations have been left even drier. Kansas City is one of those spots that continues to struggle to experience any wide-spread heavy downpours. There will be more chances of heavy rain during the next three weeks before summer settles in. Right now, the weather pattern features the slow moving upper low that is now tracking across Texas. And, there is a new trough developing and digging south near the west coast of the United States:
As this next storm drops south, there will be an increasing chance of severe weather over the northern plains, but the jet stream has shifted so far north that it will likely keep that severe weather risk located way up north. Here is a surface forecast for later this week as that western storm begins to move east towards the Rocky Mountain and plains states:
There will likely be some more thunderstorms around Kansas City this week, but as has been the case in the past few days they will mostly be hit and miss. We will look deeper into this developing weather pattern on Wednesday. We hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.