Weather Blog Update: Finally, some Much Needed Rain!

Posted at 8:45 AM, Aug 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 23:21:45-04

Good Tuesday bloggers,


The morning thunderstorms brought some much needed rain to southern sections of Johnson county where some locations had see less then .25" of rain in around 3 weeks.

Radar estimated rainfall totals were .50" to 1.25" in southern Johnson county. Locations from the Plaza to Grain Valley saw just a trace to .10 along with locations in northern Clay county. These are dry areas too, just not quite as dry as southern sections of Johnson county.


So, is there more rain on the way?

Wednesday and Thursday will return to the high heat with highs in the mid to upper 90s. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible. But a cold front will arrive Friday increasing our chance of showers and thunderstorms. Hopefully we will see a new .10"-1" of rain.

This data has the best chance Friday morning. It could wait until afternoon or miss us. The chance right now is 30%-40%. The front is weak and if it stalls, we could see a few showers and thunderstorms over the weekend.

Otherwise, it will be mostly dry Saturday-Monday with highs 85-90 and lows 65-70.


Well, finally we are getting some rain and thunderstorms in locations that have seen under .25" during the last 3 weeks!

We thought we would see scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon after highs in the mid 90s. The computer models had a very hard time picking this up. Around midnight, after I got home from filling in for Gary last night I noticed new thunderstorms forming in northwest Kansas. I thought to myself, I bet these move through during the morning. Sure enough, here it is.


This rain is accomplishing two things.

One, it is bringing a much needed .25" to 1" of rain to locations that have seen little rain in 3 weeks. Two, highs will not be as hot today as the clouds and rain will end by noon. Highs may still reach the low 90s, but the Excessive Heat will likely not occur today.

What's ahead? Wednesday and Thursday do look hot. There is a chance of some thunderstorms Thursday that we will be watching. A bit of a cold front moves through Friday bringing a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will drop to 85-90 Friday into the weekend.

We will update this forecast later today.

Have a great day and enjoy the rain!