Good Black Friday bloggers,
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I think Mother Nature wants us to spend money as the weather today is looking great.
We are in for 100% sunshine today, and then we are in for a 100% chance of rain Saturday afternoon and night. A storm system is now located on the Mexico-New Mexico border. It will move into and through Missouri this weekend.
Let's go through the forecast.
It will be sunny with a light wind as highs climb to 50°-55°.
It will be clear, calm and cold with lows 30°-35°. The wind will be south at 5-10 mph.
Clouds will increase Saturday morning with rain moving in between noon and 7 p.m. The heaviest and most steady rain will arrive after 5 p.m.
From noon to 5 p.m., there may be a few scattered rain showers. Highs will reach 50°-55° with a south shifting to east wind at 5-15 mph.
SATURDAY 5 PM-MIDNIGHT:
There is a 100% chance of rain, heavy at times. There may even be a few thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-40s with a north wind of 10-15 mph.
SUNDAY MIDNIGHT-7 AM:
The rain will continue with temperatures around 40°. There may be a rain/snow mix in northwest Missouri with temperatures in the low to mid-30s.
We expect roads to stay wet. Grassy areas may see some minor accumulation in northern Missouri.
The rain will end in the morning, and it will be dry for the game with temperatures in the 40s. Some sun may try to pop out during the game.
A northwest wind of 10-20 mph will make it a bit cold for tailgating.
RAINFALL FORECAST SATURDAY-SUNDAY:
Right now, it looks like amounts will range from 1"-2" south of the river to .25"-.50" north of the river. This is not set yet as we could see the heavier totals shift north by 50 miles, meaning most of the area would see 1"-2" of rain.
Keep in mind all of November averages 2" inches of rain. November 2022 has already seen 3.71" of rain, which has really helped our drought situation. We are still in a drought, but we have dropped from levels 3-4 of 5 to 1-3 of 5.
A really incredible stat is that we have seen almost as much rain since Oct. 24 as we received between July 1 and Oct. 23. We are still running a nearly 7" deficit since July 1, so more rain is needed.
WEATHER TIMELINE SUMMARY:
AREA FOOTBALL GAME FORECASTS:
KU VS. K-STATE...Bring the rain gear
ARKANSAS VS. MIZZOU...Great football weather!
RAMS VS. CHIEFS...The rain will be over, perhaps some sunshine.
And, yes, I think the Chiefs should take care of the Rams.
Have a great rest of your Thanksgiving weekend.