Weather Blog: Heating up next week

Posted at 8:37 AM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-07 10:40:19-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Good Saturday morning,

It has been a while, but we had a clear sky at sunrise that allowed us to see the morning stars. They are not really stars, but the planets Venus and Jupiter. Jupiter is 12 times bigger than Venus, so why is Venus bigger and brighter looking?

Jupiter is 520 million miles from Earth while Venus is 97 million miles from Earth. So, Venus is 5.4 times closer to Earth. That is why it is bigger and brighter from our perspective.

Now back to Earth and the Plains of the U.S.

The average high for this time of year is in the low 70s. Highs since May 2 have been running 10-15 degrees below average. We are about to see several days in a row where high temperatures are going to be 15 degrees above average.


The four-and-a-half-minute video below details the next several days and the next chance of thunderstorms.

Have a great weekend.

Stay healthy,