Good Saturday bloggers,
We waited for weeks (since June 5th and that was mostly .10" to .50"), finally a widespread rain event has occurred with .50"-2" of rain is most locations. KCI has received close to 1" of rain and this takes us out of the top 5 driest June's ever.
As of 9 AM KCI received 1.00" with 1.81" at 41 Action News on the Plaza. We finally had a widespread rain of 1" to 2". Locations to the east did not see as much rain, but they did not need it as bad as we did.
We do have more thunderstorm chances this weekend. Let's go through this.
SATURDAY 5 PM: A warm front will set up to our south. The morning thunderstorms will be over eastern Missouri. A few new thunderstorms will be forming on the warm front in our area. The severe threat will be low, but we will watch it. We will see highs 80-85 as it approaches 100 in southern Kansas.
SATURDAY NIGHT: There will be areas of scattered thunderstorms along the warm front. The thunderstorms will track west to east, but will shift north as the warm front moves north. A few areas could see a new 1" to 2" of rain while other locations see nothing.
SUNDAY: Any thunderstorms will end early in the morning. The warm front will surge north, so we will see highs 90-95. The humidity will be very high, but a south wind 15-25 mph will help. The sky will be hazy as the Saharan dust moves south to north across the region. The dust will mainly be very high in the sky, but any thunderstorms tonight could bring the dust to the surface in rain drops. So, if you park your car outside tonight, it may be dirty by morning with Saharan dust.
MONDAY: It will be very humid, breezy and hot with highs 85-90. A disturbance will be tracking south to north across Missouri. It will generate an area of thunderstorms, most likely east of KC. But, it is something to watch.
As of this moment, it looks like there are no more widespread rain events in the forecast. Wednesday-Friday there are chances of scattered thunderstorms. Right now the 4th of July looks dry.
Have a great weekend and stay healthy.