It’s a beautiful day in the KC region as the nasty weather from the weekend has moved away from the area and the temperatures are very comfortable for early summer in these parts. This week will be characterized by heat and humidity as summer sort of settles in for a bit of time. There is one chance of decent rain coverage this week…and that would be Tuesday night. After that your yard will need to rely on more scattered/isolated activity more typical of summer weather around these parts…heat of the day type stuff.
Today: Partly cloudy and pleasant with highs 80-85°
Tonight: Fair and pleasant with lows in the 60s
Tuesday: Getting more seasonable with muggy conditions and highs in the mid-upper 80s
Tuesday night: Storms are possible especially in N MO…lows in the 60s
Wednesday: Warm and humid in the afternoon but the morning may be rather pleasant. Highs near 85°
I was sort of hoping we’d get through the week “generally” dry but there is at least one more disturbance that will need watching for later tomorrow into tomorrow night.
A cold front will be moving southwards through IA/NE later tomorrow…this front will be coming into some pretty decent heat and building instability across NW MO and NE KS…this should result in storms south of the I-80 corridor.
The issue though is the movement of the storms…which may be southeastwards or southwards. As the storms organize…they will start sending out an outflow and that outflow should move southwards Tuesday evening. This should create new storms closer to the KC area…or the storms that develop later Tuesday will move our way…either way…storms are increasingly likely in the region later tomorrow into tomorrow night. This was alluded to in yesterday’s blog
The main risk of severe weather will likely be north of KC…but the storms may create some gusty winds in the area when they blow through. The higher risk is farther northwards…but I can’t rule anything out locally either.
The above outlook from SPC…issued today seems reasonable to me. The farther south you go the lessor chance of severe storms.
Some more locally heavy rains are not out of the question.
We’re sort of trying to realign the atmosphere for drier weather locally but we just are struggling to get there totally. I do thin we’ll start drying out but it’s not as if a drought is going to settle in…rain chances may come back next week again.
The rain has become a constant thing obviously…every month this year has been above average for moisture…winter…spring…and now June. This tweet was sent out yesterday by the NWS
KC has received another 0.69" this morning moving our yearly total to 31.89". This moves us further into 1st on the wettest year on record thru 6/23. The normal for an entire year is 38.86" so we are 6.97" away from that with 192 days (over half the year) still to go!!! pic.twitter.com/2eff9njfqm
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) June 23, 2019
The June precipitation total now stands at 7.64"…normal for all of June is 5.23". Each of the first 6 months of 2019 has had above normal precipitation. Only 2 other years on KC's 131-year record has accomplished that…1929 and 1964. #RainedOut
— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) June 24, 2019
and in the so what else is new department…more flooding.
More red dots/squares showing up…that indicated moderate flooding. Most rivers have peaked again and are dropping. We’ll see what happens with the storms tomorrow night.
Hopefully the rain is more sporadic for a bit of time after tomorrow night…
Our feature photo comes from Manny Worrell of the great sunset from last night…