Great Weather for Big Weekend Events

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This is great news for all the big outdoor events this weekend.

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SATURDAY:

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SUNDAY NIGHT:

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Have a great Thursday.

Jeff Penner

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Frankie
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Frankie

Gary not blogging again today?

f00dl3
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Is it a cause for concern that we are now in the wrong spot for a 2-3 week period?

Three7s
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Three7s

Are you going by the GFS? As Gary stated, the EURO is showing something different.

LYITC41
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And why would anyone believe something 2-3 wks down the road w/ the track record of these crappy models.

nemo (not the fish)
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nemo (not the fish)

After all that rain, and some brief winter winter type weather, looking forward to some nice pumpkin patch time this weekend. I imagine some very happy folks out the next few days with all this vitamin D that’s predicted.

Terry
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Terry

Are split flowed common in pattern sometimes?

Alex Pickman
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Alex Pickman

Yes

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Man Richard. Hard to know what your motives are. You stalk every met on here.

Richard
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Richard

Wth !??
Stfu

Hey Jeff, Gary, get rid of these anonymous bozos.

Alex Pickman
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Alex Pickman

Richard you have a difficult time ignoring people. It’s ignore and laugh it off, and they will stop. When they get a rise out of you, it will just continue lol. Lighten up a bit

LYITC41
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LYITC41

Kind of like the mind of child, it’s hard for him to ignore or lighten up. He’s on other wx blogs too, seems to be all he has to do.

Richard
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Richard

Great writeup !
Thanks Jeff !

Three7s
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Three7s

If the split-flow can converge in our area, things could get real interesting.

A1hoops
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A1hoops

Looks like for the next 7 days the split flow will only converge on the east coast. Will be interesting to see how this flow will act in 2 weeks

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

There’s only 69 days until Christmas!

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

That’s 5,961,600 seconds!