Good Wednesday bloggers,
It was a quite eventful first half of October. The next 7 days will see mostly quiet weather in our area with one main rain chance. This is good news for the big events this weekend. There are three races at the Kansas Speedway, the KC marathon and the Chiefs game on Sunday night Football in America, right here on 41 Action News against the Bengals.
The weather pattern right now is in split flow. There is a northern branch tracking southeast from Canada into the Great Lakes and New England. This is bringing rain and snow showers to the northeast part of the country. There is a second branch tracking across the southern USA. This branch is rounding an upper level low in the southwest USA which is delivering waves of rain from the southern Plains to the southeast USA. Texas is really getting hit as 5″ to 12″ of rain has occurred between San Angelo and Dallas. A new 2″ to 5″ of rain is likely before the system lifts out Thursday night and Friday. This will bring our next chance of rain. We do not expect much rain as the system will be weakening.
THURSDAY: It will be another nice fall day as a surface high pressure tracks from Nebraska today to the Tennessee valley. We will see a few more clouds as the southwest system begins to move. Rain will be found across the western Plains.
FRIDAY MORNING: This is when we have the best chance of rain for the next seven days. Right now it looks like just light showers with the heaviest staying south.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: The rain will be mostly along I-44. It will be mostly cloudy around here with highs in the 50s and perhaps some mist or a few showers. The clearing line will move through Friday night. Total rainfall around here looks to be a trace to .10″, unless the system comes farther north.
The upper level flow this weekend will feature a new, weak upper low over southern California and a trough from Canada to the northeast. Northwest flow will be found over our part of the world, with the main jet stream to the north.
This will put us in the middle of a large area of great weather. It may be a bit breeze Saturday and again Sunday night. Showers will linger over the southern USA. It will be cold with rain and snow showers from the Great Lakes to New England.
This is great news for all the big outdoor events this weekend.
Have a great Thursday.