Good morning Weather2020 bloggers,
We hope you had a safe and tasty Thanksgiving Day. I, personally, had a rather wet and cold, but fulfilling weather experience while our KSHB team helped showcase the Plaza Lighting last night. About an inch of rain fell while we were out there with temperatures falling into the 30s. Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl and from Kansas City, was the celebrity that helped us light up the Plaza. We picked a great kid to help out and the evening was a success, even though we got soaking wet in the cold!
This storm system, and the weather pattern it is caught in, ended up becoming a bit more wintry as it created a cold air mass that continues to shift south. Take a look at the surface map valid at noon today. A strong 1043 mb (30.80″) surface high developed over the past few days and it is moving across South Dakota this morning. A rather large and cold United States born air mass developed and now it is sagging south as you can see below:
The strong cold front is now slowly moving and sagging south, or possibly stalling over Arkansas and southeastern Missouri, while the southern extension is still moving steadily into northern Mexico.
For the Kansas City area, the main upper level storm kicks out into the plains late Sunday and Monday, which will make this storm system a five day storm. It appears that a southern extension of the storm will be a nice precipitation producing system, but it appears it will track just north of KC which means snow to the west and north of the KC area Again, we are on the edge it seems like all of the time. It is something to watch.
We had 1.5 to 3 inches of rain in the KC area. How much did you get? Have a great day. We will update you over the weekend, and next week we will be coming out with our updated and full winter forecast.