Tuesday Morning Blog: Watching the late week storm system

Watching the late week storm system

Good Tuesday morning!  I hope your week started off great!  Mine has been good.  I got to see the Chiefs advance to the next round of the playoffs without snapping the ball once over the past weekend.  If you guys don’t know yet, my loves in life are my family, weather, football and the lake.  I was born and raised in KC.  My father was a computer engineer back in the day and he ran the score boards at the Royals and Chiefs stadiums.  I got to see some great baseball back in the 80s but really bad football.  The 1990s rolled around and the Chiefs got good, but could never get over the hump.  The 2000’s came, we were good again but just couldn’t get there.  Now the past 6-7 years we have built a great playoff team, but my Chiefs are ready for a run.  Don’t worry everyone, I am totally prepared for and early exit.  I spend the entire summer telling myself this is our year, then I go into mourning for a couple weeks in January.  However, if we get to THE GAME this year, I will flip a lid.  I know the chances are as great as some websites posting we are getting 3 feet of snow this Friday.  Um, that is my hit on some Facebook post going around saying we are getting 3 feet of snow.  So will we get snow?  Well, lets look at the pattern.  We are struggling to get arctic air this winter, but I haven’t lost hope.  We have a stretch of weather coming up later this month and into February where if we can get a little arctic air then it is on.  But it will be a struggle.  My long range forecast is below, but lets look at this week first.  The next couple days look fantastic.  Here is a look at today.

 

We should hit the upper 50s on Wednesday.  Our next system rolls in on Thursday.  We will be on the warmer side of things and should have some showers.

These will just be light on and off showers but temperatures will still press 60.  It gets interesting on Friday.  An arctic front will line up just to our north.  We should be on the warm side, but there will be a super sharp cut-off just to our north.   We should stick into the 50s if not lower 60s with showers and thunderstorms.

Some of the thunderstorms could be on the strong side with some heavy amounts of rain.  This powerful cold front will push through Friday night, but the question will be how much moisture is left.  We should go over to some freezing rain and sleet.  Here is a look at Friday night.

We could go over to a period of snow on  Saturday morning.

At this time, I don’t see this being a huge deal, but it is something I want to watch.  So lets watch it through the week.  Okay, long range below with a look into February.

Long range forecast through late January:

Next Week: Warming back up early in the week.  We have a weak system on Monday, but I don’t expect much from it.  Our next bigger system rolls in on Wednesday.  This system will give us rain and snow chances.  Staying cool the rest of the week but moderating a bit for the weekend.  Slight chances for rain by Saturday.

January 19th – 25th:  Rain to start the week with our next big system.  Lets see with the colder air working in on Monday with we can go over to snow.  Right after this system, another system on Tuesday.  This system with give us rain and snow chances once again.  We stay cold through the middle of the week.  Temperatures warm a bit with our next system on Friday and Saturday.  This again will be rain over to snow chances.

January 26th – February 1st: Another big system to start the week with rain chances on Monday and Tuesday, then snow chances on Wednesday.  Cold the rest of the week.

February 2nd-8th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures by mid week.  Slight chances for rain on Wednesday with a weak wave.  Staying the nice till our next system on Friday and Saturday.  This will be rain Friday with colder temperatures for the weekend with snow chances.

February:  Very active and cold middle of the month with several shots for snow!

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