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Weather Blog: The Odd Summer Weather Pattern Continues

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 13:53:07-04

Good Friday bloggers,

The target of the very heavy rain and flash flooding the last 24 hours was southeast of Kansas City. 3" to 8" of rain occurred from around Warrensburg to south of Clinton, MO.

The KC area saw .50" to 2" of rain the last 24 hours bringing the weeks total to 2" to 5".

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We are officially at the 4th wettest July on record and that is likely where we will finish. 9.97" of rain has fallen at KCI, the official reporting station for KC.

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The unusual summer weather pattern continues this weekend as we will see a new system drop in from the north. The upper level flow is originating at the North Pole! The "heat wave creating machine" is deep in the southwest USA. Highs on Monday may struggle to reach 70!

The flow from the North Pole will end next week, so we will see highs get close to 90 by the end of the week, but there will still be thunderstorm chances as systems come in from the northwest.

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A new system will drop in from the north this weekend. This will bring more scattered showers and thunderstorms along with a new cold front.

The timing on the rain is Saturday night and Sunday. Highs this weekend will be in the 70s and low 80s. The video below has no audio, but it is a weekend Powercast.

Have a great weekend and stay healthy.