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Who is ready for warmer air? Here it comes & with some T-Storms!

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Posted at 9:39 AM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 10:39:45-04

Good morning bloggers,

As I was writing this blog entry, look at what was heading our way:

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There is a "warm advection zone" west of KC this morning. This is where the warm air surge is causing lifting of the moisture into thunderstorms and rain showers to the west. It is not moving very fast, and there is some question to how far east and north this area will get. Kansas City may be the northern edge of where this reaches by early this afternoon, and we are monitoring it closely.

Kansas City Weather Timeline:

  • Now- Noon: Cloudy with rain approaching from the southwest. There is a chance of rain south and west of Olathe, and likely staying dry elsewhere. Temperatures in the 50s
  • Noon- 6 PM: There is a chance of rain and maybe a thunderstorm. No severe weather is expected, but some lightning is possible. Temperatures sneaking up to 60°
  • After 6 PM: Warmer air will surge in with temperatures warming into the 60s tonight. There is a slight chance of rain or thunderstorms
  • Thursday: There is a chance of thunderstorms. High: 77°

This has been another cool month. Look at April, and look at May so far. It looks similar. The only difference is that we got rid of the 30s and 40s:

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Again, look at the first 16 days of April, and compare that to the first 13 days of May, including today. It is pretty similar. Warmer days are ahead of us. And, I am looking forward to it!!!!

Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog. We will go in-depth with KC's most accurate forecast on 41 Action News today and tonight!

Gary