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Weather Blog: Tracking Several Chances of Thunderstorms

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Posted at 5:52 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 08:06:03-04

Good Monday bloggers,

7 AM UPDATE:
The line to the northwest is turning towards KC and all locations will see rain and thunderstorms with very heavy downpours, 20-40 mph winds and frequent lightning. The timing for much of the KC area is 8-10 AM.

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A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for the St. Joseph area until 10:45 AM as 2"-4" of rain has fallen and a new 1"-3" is likely by noon.

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We have been tracking two lines of thunderstorms this morning. One has been located from around Odessa, MO to southeast Nebraska. It is has been slowly moving east away from KC. There is a second line extending from southeast Nebraska to Salina, KS. It has been moving east at 30-40 mph. It will turn southeast. If it turns southeast in northeast Kansas, then we will all see heavy rain this morning. If it turns southeast in northwest Missouri, the KC area will get clipped by the heavier rain this morning.

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Here is what the thunderstorms to the east of KC looked like this morning. This is just a 20 second video, no time lapse.

If you miss the rain by 6 PM today and still need it. There will be 2-4 more chances tonight through Wednesday before it gets hotter and humid.

Most locations will see 1" to 2" of rain by Wednesday. Some will see 2" to 6" of rain. The models are good at predicting the chance of thunderstorms, but location is a different story.

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We will update this blog later this morning.

Have a great week and stay healthy.