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Weather Blog: Fall-like change around the corner

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 10:00:44-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Good Friday bloggers,

We had a beautiful Friday sunrise, unfortunately it was made beautiful by smoke from the western USA wildfires.

We start the first full weekend of fall feeling like summer with highs in the 80s today and near 90° on Saturday. A big change arrives Sunday and it will feel like fall again. Temperatures may drop to the 50s later Sunday afternoon. We also have a decent chance of some rain as the cooler air moves in. It would be our first rain since September 12th.

Let's go through this weekend day by day.

TODAY: Highs will reach the mid 80s with a south-southwest breeze 10-25 mph.

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SATURDAY: We will make a run at 90° along with a gusty south-southwest wind that will gust to 30 mph. Take a look at the temperature at Rapid City, SD, 61°. The fall change is on the way.

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SUNDAY: Whoa! This is valid at 5 PM. Temperatures will be dropping into the 50s. Will we get any rain?

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Let's breakdown Sunday and see if we can get some rain.

Sunday morning into the early afternoon will see the cold front get close to KC. By noon temperatures will be in the 70s to near 80° from around KC and points south. 50s will be entering northwest Missouri. Rain will start to form along and behind the front.

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Between noon and 7 PM the front will head south as rain and a few thunderstorms increase quite a bit. Temperatures will drop to the 50s. The rain will be located along and east of I-35 by evening. There is still a question on how quickly the rain forms. The longer it takes, the less amounts we will see around KC.

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RAINFALL FORECAST SUNDAY: As of this moment it looks like the locations around the state line will be in the .25" to 1" range with over 1" across central Missouri. Now, just to the west amounts drop off fast to a trace-.25". So, if the rain takes longer to form, then we will be in the less amounts. If it forms faster, then we could see over 1" around here. We will be following this through the weekend.

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So, if you need to fertilize the yard and put grass seed down, today and Saturday are the days to put it down. Now, we may not get much rain, so if you have been using the sprinkler, you may still need it as this is the only rain chance out of the next seven days. Also, it is a bit late to put grass seed down. The bottom line...It would be nice to see some rain.

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Have a great weekend and stay healthy.