Good morning bloggers,
We had several rounds of thunderstorms yesterday, including some severe thunderstorms around noon. There were some trees knocked down around Spring Hill, KS just south of Olathe where nearly 70 mph winds were measured at New Century Airport.
We really needed the rain yesterday. The trees really loved the nice drink of water, as well as your lawn. The rainfall amounts varied from around 1/4" to well over an inch in many spots. Olathe, KS has the heaviest thunderstorms in two main rounds and ended up with 1.40".
A cold front moved through yesterday and temperatures dropped to 52 degrees by 5 PM Sunday, and this was 36 degrees colder than it was at the same time Saturday, when it reached 88°. We likely saw our last 88° day until next May or June, but it will likely still get close to 80 degrees a couple more times. One of those times will be Wednesday when we are forecasting a high into the middle or upper 70s. This will happen in ahead of a cold front:
A cold front will be far to the north on Tuesday, and then move through by Wednesday night. The temperatures behind this next cold front will drop into the upper 30s by Friday morning. There is even a chance of an early frost. There is a huge difference between an early frost and a hard freeze, however, so there is not much to worry about at this moment. Let's see how it sets up later in the week.
The lows tonight will drop into the 40s as you can see above. I will be wearing my light coat early in the day for sure.
I had a great walk with the dogs yesterday morning right, before the rain began. This tree is out at Loose Park, in the middle of this beautiful park. The dogs posed, and I got this picture. The fall foliage will be reaching peak color three weeks to four weeks from now, and possibly last into November if there is no hard freeze. So, take your time and enjoy each tree.
Kansas City Weather Time-Line:
- Today: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds streaming by. There may be a brief light shower or two that could last for five minutes or less. It will be a bit breezy with 10 to 15 mph winds from the north. High: 65°
- Tonight: Clear and cool. Light north winds. Low: 44°
- Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Light winds. High: 66°
Thank you for spending a few minutes reading the Action Weather Blog. There are some major changes taking place in our weather pattern and we will discuss these on 41 Action News today and tonight. Have a great start to the week. Have a great Monday!