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Weather Blog: Zone of Very Heavy Rain Tonight

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 18:24:52-04

Good Tuesday bloggers,

Well here we go. The best rain chances for a week will occur tonight into Wednesday. We are in an odd July weather pattern.

There is a big storm system in Canada that has sent a strong summer cold front south into our region. A series of smaller systems are tracking northeast and east out of the southwest USA. These systems are going to track east along the cold front tonight as it sags slowly south. This will set up a zone of very heavy rain, possibly too much. Flash flooding is possible.

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As of 5 PM Tuesday the front was located from northwest Iowa to northwest Kansas. Thunderstorms were forming in Iowa along the front. Temperatures are in the 60s and 70s behind the front.

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There is a threat of severe weather tonight mostly for Iowa and northern Missouri. Damaging winds are the main threat. A level 2 of 5 severe threat is across northern Missouri and KC is in a level 1 of 5. Any thunderstorms tonight could bring damaging winds.

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It happened again last night. A large complex of thunderstorms tracked east out of the western Plains. It fell apart in eastern Kansas. Rainfall was .50"-2" across central and northwest Kansas. We saw a trace to nothing in KC. There were a few .05"-.25" amounts just southwest of KC.

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What is going to happen tonight? A zone of very heavy rain will likely set up tonight. But where? Click on the video below for all the latest details.

Hopefully your yard or farm gets rain because our first heat wave is possible, starting Saturday.

Have a great rest of your week and stay healthy.