Good morning bloggers,
A rather large area of rain was inching eastward towards Kansas City this morning. The temperature dropped to 59° in Kansas City this morning. This means that some rather dry air is off to the north and east of KC, and this will help slow the northeast penetration of the rain. It will make it to the state line, however, in the next few hours and temperatures will likely be in the 60s most of today for a rare-cool August day. The set up for heavier thunderstorms developing tonight is there as well. Hot air will be surging in Friday, and ahead of this big warm surge there will be a zone of heavy thunderstorms forming. There is a zone, seen above, where the heavy thunderstorms are this morning. This developing area will shift north and east a bit tonight, and KC may be near this zone. Keep us updated on your rainfall totals.
It is interesting this morning in the analysis of this satellite picture. Major CAT 4 hurricane Lane is still moving west-northwest. And, look just to the east. There is another cluster of thunderstorms organizing a bit this morning as well. This should get wrapped into the system in the next 24 hours. How will Lane impact Hawaii? We will learn about all of the impacts in the next 24 to 36 hours. Hopefully Lane will not turn north as some of the models suggest.
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