Joe’s Weather Blog: Summer Settling Into KC

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Good afternoon…tack on another 1/4-1″ of rain in the area from the morning thunderstorms that moved on through. They did pack, in some cases some 30-55+ MPH winds which took down some trees and branches.

Forecast:

Tonight: Fair skies…at this point just a slight chance of some thunderstorms developing near daybreak. Lows in the 60s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with isolated storms possible (30%). Highs near 90°.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with highs again near 90.

Discussion:

From the looks of things we’re going to be settling into a rather typical summer weather regime for the upcoming week. Lot’s of near 90° days with juicy air combining to make the heat index creep up to about 95° or so.

We won’t be totally dry it appears as rain chances will again be on the increase later in the week, especially Thursday.

As far as what’s going on out today, the complex of storms/rain that moved through the region this morning has fallen apart and the outflow/front that is/was associated with it has shifted towards the I-44 corridor. It will now start retreating northwards overnight tonight into lunch tomorrow. The latest surface map shows some sort of boundary to the south…

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As that occurs the winds above the front, up at around 5000 feet will switch towards the south. That air will initially overrun the front to our south and help to create some lift overnight until about lunch tomorrow. That’s why there  could be an isolated storm or two in the area. We should see the mid-level temperatures warm up enough in the afternoon to effectively cap off the thunderstorm chances.

That’s it for today. Not a lot to say and I’m working on very little sleep after a somewhat busy early morning. I may take a blog day off tomorrow unless I can think of something to write about. More on the rain chances later in the week either tomorrow or Tuesday.

Joe

 

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