12:30 PM Update:
Moisture from the remnants of T.S. Imelda are about to invade the KC sky. We will have increasing clouds with a chance of a few showers later this afternoon. Here is the satellite picture taken at 12:15 PM:
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Good morning bloggers,
There have been a few reports of nearly 40 inches of rain over parts of south Texas this week as a result of the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. Some are describing it worse than Hurricane Harvey. While it is likely worse than Harvey in a few spots, it is not worse than Harvey in most areas. Two people have been killed in this flooding event, while 68 people were killed by direct impacts from Hurricane Harvey. Harvey was a $125 Billion disaster! This is still another disaster, however, and this slow moving system is going to have an affect on Kansas City by later this afternoon. How? By spreading in some cooler air from that rain drenched system to our south. We may or may not see any rain today, but we will likely experience this cooler air by mid to late afternoon.
As you can see on this map above, this 7:30 AM surface map shows the moisture from the Remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda are approaching from the south. This is a thick area of low clouds and some rain. This is tracking slowly northward and will likely make it to KC later today.
The National Weather Service made these following graphics for this approaching storm:
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms this weekend, and a few severe thunderstorms may be experienced. Most areas have the higher risk of some flooding from excessive rainfall.
Rainfall amounts may reach these levels with localized amounts over 6″ possible.
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