Good morning bloggers,
Finally! A warm-up. I have not done my adequate analysis on the number of 70°+ days in 2018, but I believe Kansas City has had two of them. TWO 70°+ days so far on day 100 of the year. Yes, today, is the 100th day of 2018, if I did my math right. And, two of them have been 70 degrees or higher. Last year we had around two weeks worth of 70 degree days or higher by this date. I will work on showing this graphically on the air tonight.
A ridge aloft is moving out into the plains, but the warm up will get cut short by the weekend, and clouds may influence the warmer days Thursday and Friday. Guess which storm this is? We are moving into day one of the fifth LRC Cycle and this storm is right on schedule.
The map above shows a fairly flat ridge centered over the Rocky Mountains, and look at this map below, which shows the major storm developing and tracking into Missouri.
Could it snow again? Some of the models have snow for the third straight Sunday. Take a look at this European Model forecast that came out while you were sleeping last night.