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Weather Blog - Heavy Rain Is Moving In On A Stormy Friday

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Posted at 12:43 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 13:49:01-04

Good Friday Afternoon Bloggers,

It is a wet Friday with no risk of severe weather. Here are the radar images at around 12:30 PM, as you can see the rain moving in:

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The rain is pretty wide spread. There are a few thunderstorms embedded in the area of rain. The storm causing this will move east of the area later tonight. Between now and then 1/2" to over 2" of rain will fall. If you get under any of the heavier thunderstorms, then your area may be in those heavier amounts.

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The severe weather risk is way to the south again. Why haven't we had any significant severe weather risks? Well, first of all it is great that we haven't, and secondly the cause is this year's LRC. We have just been on the cool side and the weaker side of these storm systems. As we move into May there will be increasing chances of severe thunderstorms as more heat and humidity will be available for these storms as the pattern cycles back through in the next few weeks.

Saturday's Set Up:

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On Saturday, this system will zip off to the east. There is a little disturbance on the back side we will have to watch for later in the day Saturday. But, most of tomorrow looks great.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today: Cloudy with a 100% chance of rain, heavy at times with a chance of a few thunderstorms. There is no risk of severe weather. High: 62°
  • Tonight: Rain ending and a clearing sky late. Low: 48°
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny with a few periods of clouds. There is a chance of a late afternoon or evening thunderstorm. The chance of rain is 20%. High: 65°

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. You can go to my Facebook page and see kids singing an original song written by the music teacher at St. Paul's 21 years ago. WOW. Here is the link: Gary's Facebook Page With The Video

Have a great day

Gary