Good Saturday bloggers,
It has been an interesting few days around here as we have been tracking extreme amounts of rain 30 miles west of KC, while KC has hardly seen any rain.
A zone of thunderstorms set up from South Dakota to Oklahoma with the state line of KS/MO being the eastern border. Countless disturbances have been tracking north-northwest to south-southeast from South Dakota to Oklahoma. Each disturbance produces rain and thunderstorms.
One of those disturbances produced a deluge 30 miles west of KC. It really is amazing how sharp the cut off was from a flood and hardly a drop. So, some yards and farms still need rain, others don’t want rain for a long time.
We are tracking three more disturbances today. One is already moved away, south of Wichita, and it’s producing an area of thunderstorms from Wichita to Oklahoma City similar to the one from the other night in eastern Kansas. There are disturbances in southeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota. These will drop south-southeast today. This means we will see periods of clouds and a few showers and thunderstorms today, again, mostly on the Kansas side.
TODAY: This is a good depiction of what to expect. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be found on the Kansas side and mostly dry under a partly to mostly cloudy sky on the Missouri side. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s with a light easterly breeze. The showers and thunderstorms will dissipate and exit to the south after 5-6 PM, leading to a nice evening with temperatures in the 70s.
SUNDAY: It will be a nice summer day with highs in the 80s after lows in the 60s. A surface high pressure will be located in southeast Iowa, bringing us a light easterly breeze and moderate humidity.
MONDAY: The weather pattern next week will feature a more swift and broad northwest flow. This means the zone for thunderstorms will not be as narrow as it was the last several days. In the northwest flow, every couple of days, there will be a front and disturbance. This means every 1-3 days there will be a chance of rain and thunderstorms. The next chance is Monday night and Tuesday. You can see below that Monday will be another nice summer day with highs in the 80s. Thunderstorms will be forming and increasing along I-80 during the afternoon.
TUESDAY: The thunderstorms will track south to I-70, and you can see the heaviest still wants to be on the Kansas side, but this time all locations should see some rain as opposed to a sharp cut off. The best chance of rain is during the morning. The afternoon will see highs in the 80s with perhaps a few thunderstorms. The next chance after this will be Thursday.
So, if you still need rain, there are more chances.
Have a great weekend.