Good morning bloggers,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 LRC day 1. We are sharing something very special with you this morning while thunder, lightning, and heavy rain track across Kansas City early on this Saturday morning. We have identified that that old LRC has finally been wiped out and we are into the new pattern, day 1. While we experience thunderstorms this morning, the tropics are also quite active. Major Hurricane Sergio may actually impact Kansas City significantly next week, around Friday or Saturday, a week from now. Tropical Storm Leslie has been swirling for over two weeks now, and there is a developing tropical storm in the northern Caribbean Sea. These tropical systems are all caught in the new LRC, and something to pay close attention to.
Thunderstorms were moving across the area this morning, and a second wave need to be watched for later in the day.
The weather pattern has massively changed, and very different things are happening. This radar map alone is exhibit A to show a storm system that is producing wide spread rained thunderstorms over our area. The rainfall rates were 1 to 2 inches per hour in these morning thunderstorms. Each thunderstorm has been only lasting a few minutes at each location, and they are lined up over the KC metro area with a large area of rain north and west of the heavier thunderstorms. This is just the first wave of rain from this storm system. Many more waves of energy will be tracking across the area through Tuesday, and then we get to monitor that late week system. Suddenly, it is different, in a great way for us weather enthusiasts in this part of the nation.
Kansas City Weather Timeline:
- Today: Rain and thunderstorms, heavy at times this morning. The rain may stop for a while, or reduce to drizzle. There will be some lightning and thunder this morning. Temperatures dropping into the 50s
- Tonight: Another round of rain arrives. Lows in the 50s.
- Sunday: Cool and wet with periods of rain and thunderstorms. There will likely be some breaks in the rain and one of those breaks is possible during the Chiefs game. Temperature warming into the 60s.
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