Joe’s Weather Blog: Shorts Weather Ahead! (THU-10/23)

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Good afternoon…for what it’s worth, and check out the latest satellite picture in the discussion part of the blog…we still have a solar eclipse coming and maxing out at 4:45 this afternoon…however one look outside does not paint a pretty picture for us to witness it in the KC area…parts though of NW MO and E KS will get a decent view of this though. The satellite picture below will give you a better idea how things are going.

Forecast:

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and mild for late October with lows near 55°

Tomorrow: There is the potential of AM fog/low clouds…but we should see rapid clearing and warmer weather. Highs should be 75-80°…which is more than 10° above average. The only possible glitch in the forecast tomorrow is IF we have a harder time clearing out the skies in the AM hours. I think that with the winds above the surface strong enough…we should scour out the fog/low clouds pretty fast.

This Weekend: Overall fantastic (especially for late October). Sunshine with wind though on Sunday. Highs well into the 70s SAT then into the lower 80s on Sunday. Sunday’s winds may gust to 30 MPH+ though.

Discussion:

The partial solar eclipse may be tough to see in the immediate KC area becasue of a bevy of clouds that are hanging around and may not leave us in time to see what’s happening above us. The eclipse starts at 4:36…maxes out at 5:45 and after sunset.

The latest satellite picture though…isn’t that encouraging.

 

With that said there is some drier air working it’s way into the area and eroding the clouds from the NW>SE…and with the max time of the eclipse at 5:45 PM…it’s possible that we could get a glimpse of it after all. It will be a very close call though. Areas farther to the NW and W of KC have a much better chance of seeing this celestial event.

Behind the system that brought the rain to us into this morning (amounts were rather light for many in KC) milder air is moving into the region.

With that said it appears that the humidity levels will stay elevated through the night so patchy fog may form later tonight. South winds will be in play tomorrow and with the sunshine going strong…we should see temperatures pop well into the 70s and we may scrape 80° by the end of the day.

The warm weather will continue into SUN and MON. There will be a weak trof that moves through on SAT that will briefly shift the winds around to the north so we may see a drop in temperatures by a few degrees on SAT.

The warm comes back on SUN and with increased winds we should have a well-mixed atmosphere allowing temperatures to surge Sunday afternoon. The record high is 87° set in 1963 which I think is safe. The record high is 86° on Monday set back in 1950. I’ll keep an eye on that one…it’s possible, depending on clouds (which I think we will have at this point) we could make a run on that if everything worked out perfectly.

The next storm for us…is due later Monday into TUE AM at this point. This will sweep the warm and somewhat humid airmass away and replace it with cooler Pacific air. The true Canadian air though is still more or less locked up in Canada and be more directed towards the Lakes region.

 

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The front coming into the area will have some moisture to work with as it shoves to the east. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some sort of line of thunderstorms zip through the area later MON eve/night with the front moving in. Assuming the timing works out we should cool down (especially compared to the weekend) on TUE and then moderate a bit by WED. The timing of all this will be important should there be a baseball game on TUE.

Speaking of which…need to watch the weather on SAT in San Francisco. I think they should have rain there at least during the day…hopefully it moves along in time for the game but there could be at least some showers during the game on SAT. FRI & SUN both look good for baseball.

That’s it for today…remember to never stare at the sun…regardless of whether or not there is an eclipse or not. Search the internet for safe ways to view the eclipse.

Joe

 

 

 

 

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