Good Sunday bloggers,
We had 0.34″ of rain at KCI on Saturday and that rainfall amount took us to a top 10 wettest year. We have moved into 9th place all time in recorded history with 49.91″ of rain so far. The 10th wettest year was in 1977, the year of the major Plaza flood. The big flood year of 1993 ranks 6th. We still have three months to go and we will be climbing up the list.
Today a weather system will be tracking northwest to southeast across the region. It is a bit disorganized today as the thicker moisture is south as the system comes in from the north. So, the heaviest rain and thunderstorms today will be found along and south of I-44. We will see lots of clouds and perhaps a sprinkle or brief light shower. Highs will be around 60°.
This means great football weather for the Colts vs. Chiefs tonight. Temperatures will be around 60° for tailgating with a sprinkle possible. It will drop to the upper 50s for kick off and low 50s by the end of the game. If the sky clears faster it will be in the 40s by the end of the game, but at least there will be little to no wind.
The week will start with some fantastic fall weather. Then, Wednesday-Friday will see some big weather changes. A strong storm and strong cold front will track into the Plains. A snowstorm is possible in the northern Plains, while we have a chance for heavy rain and thunderstorms followed by the chance for our first freeze/frost. The average first freeze date is around October 20th, so yes this would be about a week early.
Have a great week and GO CHIEFS!