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Weather Blog - A Fantastic Friday & Then More Rain

Saturday Morning Forecast
Posted at 7:50 AM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 09:30:30-04

Good morning bloggers,

Who is ready for a fantastic Friday? I am! The weather today will be nearly perfect this afternoon with an E.O.I. of 10. The wind will be light, and by evening changes will begin. Another storm is approaching and we will be adding to this rainfall total from the recent storm system:

Rainfall Total From Earlier This Week

This next storm could produce just as much or more rain than the 0.93" we just had from the last storm. Before we get to this next storm, we have today to enjoy.

4 PM Today

The storm approaching us later today will begin spinning near the Kansas/Nebraska border later today. And, it is going to produce a significant severe weather risk later today and tonight. This is the part of the pattern we predicted to produce severe weather around April 11th, and it is two days early, or really right on time as this was a 140 day forecast, and being two days off is not bad. Here is the significant risk:

Severe Weather Risk Is Strong Today

There is a level 4 out of 5 risk of severe weather today, what the Storm Prediction Center calls a moderate risk. This risk is for southern Arkansas extending into southwestern Alabama. From the SPC:"Multiple episodes of severe thunderstorms are expected today from parts of eastern Oklahoma and north-central/northeast Texas, across the Mid-South and Mississippi Delta regions, to parts of Alabama and Georgia. This includes a threat for a swath of severe wind from Arkansas across the lower Mississippi Valley. Large, damaging hail and tornadoes also are possible."

Kansas City is in a level 0 out of 5 risk today. We may still have some thunder and lightning by as early as 10 PM tonight:

10 PM Tonight

A comma head will likely form by 3 AM, and spin overhead during the morning on Saturday:

Saturday Morning Forecast

This computer model produces 1.7" of rain by the time it ends early Saturday afternoon. Conditions will then improve late Saturday and we will be back to perfect weather Sunday:

Saturday Afternoon

This storm will be moving out of here by late Saturday afternoon, and then the grass will really be growing fast by Sunday. Get the mowers out!

So, expect a gorgeous day, then rain and a few thunderstorm tonight through noon on Saturday, then a gorgeous Sunday!!!! Our weather team is out at the K today to tape our Virtual School Day At The K which will be released on May 6. We look forward to bringing this show to you soon, and we also really look forward to seeing you there live next year.

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Gabbing With Gary Blog. Have a fantastic Friday!