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Weather Blog: Two Storm Systems to Track

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 09:35:00-05

Good Saturday bloggers,

If your car was parked outside last night you likely needed your ice scraper if you left before 10 AM. A thick frost formed overnight and the picture was taken by Gary early Saturday morning as he was taking his dogs for a walk. If you waited until after 10 AM, the frost melted.

What is next? We are tracking two storm systems the next 7 days and we look into Valentine's day. Let go through this.

SATURDAY: Today we will see 100% sunshine and this will take our highs to around 40 as winds become south at 5-10 MPH.

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TONIGHT-EARLY SUNDAY: It will be clear with temperatures dropping to 30-35 before midnight. After midnight clouds and south winds will increase. This will make temperatures rise to around 40 by Sunday morning. The wind will be south at 15-25 mph.

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SUNDAY MORNING: The day will start around 40 with rain increasing from around I-35 and points east and south. This is the first storm to track the next 7 days.

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SUNDAY AROUND NOON: Temperatures will rise to around 50 as the rain increases to the east and south of KC. A cold front will approach from the west.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING: The cold front will sweep through and temperatures will drop back to the low 30s. The rain will exit to the southeast and it may mix with snow before ending from Pleasanton to Marshall and locations to the southeast. We are not expecting any snow accumulation or icy roads. There may be some slick spots across central and southern Missouri Sunday night and Monday morning.

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RAINFALL FORECAST SUNDAY-MONDAY: The KC area will see a trace to .05" with much more to the south and east. It would be nice to wash off the salt on the roads, but as of now, we will not see enough rain to accomplish that.

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TUESDAY: Now we turn to the second storm system to track. A snowstorm is likely for western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. It is a wet storm system and looks like it will stay mostly south.

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WEDNESDAY: It looks like this storm will move north and weaken. So, we could see some snow and/or rain before the storm falls apart. There is a slight chance the storm tracks farther north, faster. This scenario would bring us heavier snow and/or rain.

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VALENTINE'S DAY: Right now it is looking lovely with sunshine and highs around 50°.

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Have a great weekend.