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Weather Blog: Nice Weather this week even with Two Storm Systems

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 09:26:45-04

Good Sunday bloggers,

We started today with a cloudless sunrise and we have a much better weather day ahead. It will be windy, but gusts will be 30-35 mph as opposed to the 50-55 mph of Saturday. We have many nice days and two storm systems to track. Let's go through this.

TODAY: It will be sunny with highs in the 60s as the big storm from the last couple of days moves away. We will see west winds 15-35 mph.

MONDAY: This will be another nice day. Lows will be in the low 40s as a surface high pressure drifts by. The afternoon will see highs reach the 60s under increasing clouds. The first storm system we are tracking this week will be spreading rain across the western Plains. So, this will be another nice day to get outside.

MONDAY NIGHT: The storm will move into our region, but as usual the forecast is tough. It looks like Kansas City is on the northeast edge of the storm. So, where will the rain cutoff be located? This data has the cutoff right near KC. It could shift north or south by 50 miles and that will make a big difference for KC. But, northern Missouri will be mostly dry in any case and southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri will see rain in any case. This is not a strong storm system and has .10" to 1" rain potential. As is KC will see a trace to .25".

TUESDAY: Regardless of where the storm tracks, any rain will end early in the morning. It will be followed by a partly cloudy afternoon with highs 55-60.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: Wednesday will be a nice day with highs 65-70. Then, Thursday and Friday will see a more complex forecast. A cold front will move through with a weak to moderate storm system. This means a few periods of showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. It will not be warm enough for big thunderstorms. There is a potentially bigger storm for the end of next weekend. We talked of a freeze yesterday. What is the latest? Well, lows may drop to the 30s Saturday, but clouds should hold temperatures above freezing. We will need to watch it. There will be other cold air masses to monitor during the first 10-14 days of April. This means 1-2 nights could see lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Have a great week and stay healthy.