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Weather Blog - Clouds From Hurricane Laura Are In Our Sky Today

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Posted at 7:55 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 11:45:52-04

Good morning bloggers,

Major Hurricane Laura has weakened considerably as it moved inland. The source of energy for hurricanes is the warm tropical water, and once the eye of the storm moves inland, it immediately loses its power source and begins to weaken and rapidly. Laura was still a hurricane early this morning, but it will be weakening steadily as it spreads rain into Arkansas and takes aim on southeast Missouri. This was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana:

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The clouds from Laura are in our sky right now. Take a look:

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As the sun was rising today, we can see the clouds from the tropical system streaming north. This is the only effect from the hurricane that we will see in KC; just a few clouds.

A Series Of Strong Cold Fronts Are Coming Our Way:

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Who is ready for temperatures to drop into the 40s? Are you ready for highs in the 60s to low 70s? Well, get ready, because the weather pattern is favorable for a series of increasingly stronger cold fronts to move through KC in the next two weeks. The first front is the weakest one, and it will be approaching KC and on our doorstep Friday night, as you can see above. This will only bring a very slight chance of rain. Today is our 14th day in a row without even a drop of rain. This is the longest dry spell of the year. There is a chance of thunderstorms that will increase Sunday night into Monday.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Today: Mostly sunny with a few clouds from Hurricane Laura. High: 92°
  • Tonight: Clear and mild, with light winds. Low: 69°
  • Friday: Mostly sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High: 93°
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy and cooler. There is a 10% chance of early morning showers. High: 81°
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of thunderstorms. The chance of rain will increase to 60% Sunday night. High: 84°

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog. We will go in-depth on 41 Action News today and tonight. Have a great day.

Gary