Weather Blog: One More Chance of Widespread Rain for Awhile

Posted at 12:56 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 13:56:07-04

Good Tuesday bloggers,

June is about over and we are going to finish the month about 3.25" of rain below average. A few showers and thunderstorms will be around this afternoon and evening, but they will have to be on top of the rain gauge at KCI to count for the official total.

These are the rainfall totals as estimated by radar since early Monday morning. .25" to 1.25" of rain occurred from around Chanute, KS to Columbia, MO today. Take a look at the rainfall along the Mississippi river. Amounts have ranged from 2" to 8" and there is more to come.

The first 5-10 hours of July will feature our last main chance of widespread rain and thunderstorms for several days.

We will be looking to central Nebraska later today. This is a surface set up and satellite image from noon Tuesday. A cold front was located in central Nebraska where it is separating 80s from 60s. Rapid City, SD was 65. There is a warm front extending southeast into Missouri where thunderstorms have been going on for hours. Thunderstorms will likely develop along the cold front in central Nebraska this afternoon. They will move east and then turn south, joining thunderstorms in central and eastern Missouri. Click on the video below for an update on this situation. Hit or miss?

By the way, the cold front will drift through later Wednesday in a considerably weakened state.

If we can get those thunderstorms, we could see a nice 1" to 2" of rain ahead of a drier stretch of weather.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY: The weather pattern Thursday through the 4th of July weekend will be one that features a 10%-20% daily chance of isolated thunderstorms. They can pop up fast, so if you are out and about keep an eye to the sky and be weather aware. They will also be small and brief which is not really beneficial for the yards and farms, unless you are lucky enough to have one drift over head.

Highs each day will be around 90 with lows around 70. Winds will be 5-15 mph from various directions.

Have a great rest of your week and a happy 4th of July.
Stay healthy.