Near record warm today w/ isolated storm chances —
After a dry, sunny, and warm weekend that dry, warm pattern starts to break down today, and storm chances start to increase.
Expect a mix of sun and clouds today, isolated storms are possible in the afternoon. Temperatures stay warm, highs in the middle to upper 80’s. I’m forecasting high 87 degrees, the record is 88 (1947).Â
A stationary front sits up to our northwest from Kansas City through southern Iowa, that’s where the bulk of the storm development will be this afternoon/ evening. However, some data is suggesting that a storm complex that fires up around Kansas City late this afternoon and pulls southeast into the Ozarks by this evening and overnight. IF this happens, we’ll have a threat for damaging winds first, large hail second.
IF if it doesn’t happen, we’ll keep isolated storm chances overnight with little to no severe threat. Stay tuned to the latest forecast this evening!
Temperatures stay warm tonight with lows in the upperÂ 60’s.
Scattered showers and storms will be possible tomorrow afternoon with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Little to no severe weather is expected. Temperatures take a hit with more clouds and rain lingering, highs still above normal but not as warm in the lower 80’s.
The pattern stays unsettled Wednesday as the stationary front continues to nudge southeast towards the Ozarks. The good news is the jet stream, or wind energy in the atmosphere needed to fuel severe weather, isn’t strong or organized. So as storm chances continue Wednesday and Thursday, little to no severe weather is expected.
Highs stay in the lower 80’s despite the storm chances Wednesday and Thursday.
It looks like we’ll clear out that front on Friday with a drying trend in the forecast, mostly sunny and warm upper 80’s again.
Warm pattern sets up Saturday with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the upper 80’s. Storms are possible late Saturday and into Sunday as that pattern breaks down again.Â