Good Saturday bloggers,
We set a record low this morning of 34, breaking the old record by 1 degree. We have a chance of setting another record low tomorrow as a reinforcing strong cold front arrives tonight. When will this colder pattern end? It will take until the end of next week and we will have more on that tomorrow.
A potent, but small storm system was located over North Dakota Saturday morning. It was bringing rain and snow up there. This storm will track into the Great Lakes tonight and Sunday where it will bring some rain and snow. Our area will get the cold front associated with the storm tonight. This afternoon a disturbance in southern Nebraska will race by with clouds and perhaps a sprinkle. Let's go through the forecast.
SATURDAY: We will warm up to 60-65 with more clouds and perhaps sprinkles. The wind will be southwest at 5-15 mph, so it will be a decent afternoon.
TONIGHT, BEFORE MIDNIGHT: A few showers, maybe even a thunderstorm will track across the region ahead of the cold front. Temperatures will be in the 50s. Rainfall will range from none to a trace to possibly 0.10".
TONIGHT, AFTER MIDNIGHT: The cold front will sweep through taking the showers with it, but bringing in more cold air. Mother's Day morning will be breezy and cold with lows 35-40 and wind chill values in the 20s! Eek! The record low is 37 set in 1989. We could tie or break this. It will feel colder than this morning due to the wind.
MOTHER'S DAY: It will be a mostly sunny and cool afternoon with highs 55-60. The wind will decrease a bit to 10-20 mph from the northwest. The wind will go almost calm during the evening.
MONDAY: We will have a chance for another frost as lows will drop to the low 30s. However, the temperature drop could get thwarted by clouds moving in from the west. Clouds act like a blanket at night and you can see where it is clear lows are 32-35. Where it is cloudy lows are in the 40s. Now, northern Kansas and Nebraska are cloudy and in the 30s as the cold air mass is more potent up there. They would see lows in the 20s if there were no clouds. The record low for KC is 34 set in 1981.
The clouds will arrives during the day and become quite thick, which will hold highs to 50-55. We may see some light rain at the end of the day and Monday night.
The 70s return next Thursday-Friday along with more humidity. This will lead to the chance of thunderstorms, some severe. The colder air has been protecting us from severe weather during this peak month of severe weather season. We will look closer at the end of next week in Sundays blog.
Here is a summary of the Mother's Day weekend forecast. Overall, not too bad except for early Sunday morning when wind chill values will be in the 20s! Again, Eek!
Have a great weekend and stay healthy.