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Good Saturday morning,

I just got word that Gary has landed in London as he is getting ready to moderate the opening day of the Meteorological Technology World Expo in Geneva, Switzerland. Back here in the New World we have a thick smoky haze on this first day of June also known as May statistics day.

We were as warm as 89° and as cold as 36° which occurred within one week. We finished with 12.82″ of rain which made it the wettest May ever recorded in KC and it was also the 3rd wettest month KC has ever recorded. River flooding has become worse and of course, the EF4 tornado that occurred on May 28th made for one heck of a May.

Here is a look at the sunrise from this morning. That haze is thick smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta, Canada. The haze may lighten up through the day as it looks like the thickest smoke is shifting to the south.

The early morning satellite picture from Saturday morning shows the thick smoke is about to exit to the southeast. So, we should see a more blue sky as the day goes on.

SATURDAY: It will be a mostly dry weekend before more rain chances arrive next week. The only rain chance this weekend is from around 3 PM to 8 PM as a weak cold front moves by. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form on the front as it tracks south. It looks like most of the thunderstorms will form after the front moves by KC. A few thunderstorms may contain strong winds and large hail. If you are out and about this afternoon and evening, keep an eye to the sky.

SUNDAY MORNING: It will be clear, calm and comfortable with lows in the 50s. There will be a north-northeast wind at 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: It will be super with abundant sunshine, low humidity and a light wind. Highs will be in the 70s with a northeast to east wind at 5-15 mph as a weak surface high pressure settles in.

We will talk more about this on Sunday, but there is a new upper low in the southwest USA. This upper low will spit disturbances out across the Plains and Midwest starting on Monday. The main upper low will move out at the end of next week. The timing of the rain will have to be taken one day at a time as the disturbances are hard to pick out more than 12-24 hours in advance. It does look like the heaviest rain the next seven days will occur from Kansas to Ohio south. This is not good news for the record flooding in Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Kansas river will have more issues as well. Two bits of good news. The first is that 1″ to 3″ of rain will fall upstream across the Missouri river basin, so that will help a bit in our area. The second item of good news is that the flow this week will be weaker than last week. So, the severe threat is lower with these next rounds of thunderstorms.

Enjoy the mostly dry weekend and keep an eye to the sky later this afternoon and evening.

Jeff Penner

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It seemed like the storms just kind of parted around Parkville? I saw some intense thunderstorm clouds all around where I was, but clear sky above! Really cool view of the clouds.

Brittany
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Metro is already out of the STW. I think that’s the shortest time we’ve ever been in any watch ever.

Three7s
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Three7s

Ping-pong ball sized hail in Independence.

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

OK I got my first alert after installing the Storm Shield app. The phone vibrated twice. How is that supposed to wake me up in the middle of the night for a tornado warning? All the notifications are turned on. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Justin
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Justin

Is your phone’s ringer set on silent?

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

No. Set at normal volume.

Heat Miser
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Heat Miser

Turn the volume up on your phone Einstein

Blue Flash
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Blue Flash

Thanks for nothing

Kadens Mom
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Kadens Mom

Turn up the volume

Jason
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Jason

That would be your phones issue, not the app

Jason
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Jason

Well those storms sure fired up fast

Matt
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Matt

STW intill 11pm.

Dyl
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Dyl

And………..STW canceled for most of the immediate Metro.

Ted in STJoe
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Ted in STJoe

Well a nice warm 87 decree day all sun and river dropping slow need to stop the rain as 180% snowpack starts to melt releases from GAVANS POINT have been raised to 75,000 cubic feet per second. Need dry weather loooked at the corn and bean reported as to percent of 10 year average and the whole nation is 25% of thr norm..bean prices will go up and can sell old cropwont be new crop beans or corn c u in the am.

Snow Miser
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Snow Miser

Well at least we get a nice weekend!

Andrew H
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Andrew H

NWS on their Facebook this morning :

Happy #MeteorologicalSummer!

We’ve got some good news & bad news for this summer’s outlook (Jun-Aug).

Good news: We’re favored for below normal temps.

Bad news: We’re favored for above average precipitation. Meaning we could keep seeing some flooding issues.

Looks like they follow the LRC ! Maybe ? 😁 jk

Hockeynut69
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Yah Gary made that forecast about a month or so ago. The LRC is alive and well. That likelihood of below average temperatures and the amount of green vegetation will make it a challenge to get temperatures to 100 degrees. However we will likely have heat indices above 100 due to the high humidity. It will be much like Houston Texas weather on those days. Hope today’s rain stays south of me, I need more drying.

Joe
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Joe

Hi