Good morning bloggers,
Today may be the day that KCI Airport finally ends an almost five-year streak of below 100 degrees. We will look into the pattern which has been a difficult topic to explain and describe as we have suggested in this blog many times in this pattern. Discussing KC weather is a challenge in some summers as the weather can be the same from day to day in boring patterns. This pattern is just so difficult to describe, and it has been a theme from last October all the way through the fall, winter, spring, and now summer. It is this years LRC that is leaving us in this challenging place to do this, and I will be welcoming the new pattern with open arms when it arrives in less than three months. For now, it is more of the same, but at least some chance of rain is showing up.
Yesterday was almost the day. The temperature at KCI Airport jumped to 99 degrees. The streak continues as we make another run at 100 degrees today, and maybe Friday. Here is the 7-day forecast as I showed it on 41 Action News last night:
Rainfall forecast through Sunday morning from the NAM model:
If you look closely at the KC region, we have anywhere from less than 0.10″ to as much as 3″ of rain on some of the models by Sunday morning. A series of disturbances, some connection to the monsoon out west, and a couple of cold fronts are combining to bring us some of these rain chances. We will look into the chances a bit more in-depth in tomorrow mornings blogs, and on 41 Action News and KSHB.com today and tonight.
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