What a weekend we have in store! After a foggy start this Saturday morning, it’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL day! Sunshine… above average temps… light southeast winds… it doesn’t get much better! Enjoy!
Nice weather for us… but not the case in San Francisco for the Royals game this evening. Temperatures will be mild through the game but rain will be a factor to watch. We could see rain delays, although it does not appear to be a wash out! GO ROYALS!
Tonight in Kansas City, skies will remain clear as temperatures fall into the mid 50s overnight. Patchy fog could develop once again through sunrise Sunday.
Another summer-like day is headed our way Sunday with sunshine expected and highs in the lower 80s. The big difference will be the gusty southerly winds that will pick up through the day. We could see wind gusts in excess of 30 mph.
Despite the wind… it’s going to be a great day to enjoy the Chiefs game in the afternoon or the Sporting KC game in the evening!
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Hallie Shulman
Weekend Morning Meteorologist
Expect foggy conditions this morning. It will be thick in some spots with visibility less than a quarter of a mile. Later this morning, the fog will mix out and sunshine will dominate! Temperatures will be unseasonably warm in the lower 80s. Winds will also kick up a hair this afternoon.
The warm stretch continues this weekend (probably one of the top 10 weekends of fall) with wall-to-wall sunshine expected both Saturday and Sunday. Highs will warm into the lower 80s each afternoon… Beautiful weather for the Chiefs and Sporting KC games on Sunday!
Changes move in early next week with a chance for rain late Monday into Tuesday. Temperatures will also cool off with lows in the 40s and highs back into the 60s.
Visibility in miles around 12:40am
Patchy low clouds or areas of dense fog will likely start the day Friday with visibility in some spots around a quarter mile or less. Once we reach mid to late morning, all clouds and areas of fog will quickly mix out into a mostly sunny afternoon with a big spike in temperatures as breezes strengthen from the south to southwest! Highs will range from the mid to upper 70s in eastern sections to the lower 80s in western sections!
The weekend brings unseasonably warm temperatures by an impressive margin. Cool mornings will be followed by warm and even somewhat humid afternoons given late October standards that will have a few folks breaking a sweat. Highs Saturday from 78 – 82 and on Sunday, highs will reach 80 – 84. Very impressive!
Light to moderate rain will be moving through the area this morning. It could make things a little slower on the AM drive, so please plan for a few extra minutes to get to work. By afternoon, the majority of the rain should be to our east. Some partial clearing is expected with light winds from the south/southwest at 5 to 10 MPH. It will be a mild day in the lower 70s.
Temps keep warming through Sunday. Highs from Friday through Sunday will be in the lower 80s! Looks like a picture-perfect weekend for any outdoor plans, including the Chiefs game.
Next week, changes are brewing! Showers and thunderstorms are possible late in the day Monday and into Tuesday. And a big drop in temps will follow later in the week.
Band of showers to the west set to move in overnight
We’ll start Thursday fresh off a Royals Game #2 win with a scattering of showers for the morning drive. At this point, I’ll continue to carry a 50% chance of morning showers across the area with temperatures in the mid 50s as a weak upper air system passes by.
As we transition into the afternoon, showers move out and breaks of sun gradually increase. Skies should ultimately become partly sunny by mid to late afternoon with temperatures getting a bump into the lower 70s. Some areas to the east and southeast will likely stay in the 60s with more patchy cloudiness.
The timing couldn’t be better on breaks of sunshine moving in as a partial solar eclipse will pay us a visit in the late afternoon as the “new moon” positions itself between us and the sun for a short time casting a shadow across our region. While not a full eclipse, it should still be a treat but make sure you have proper eyewear to view the partial eclipse!
Cloudy start with scattered showers
Mostly cloudy by midday with only a lingering sprinkle or stray shower possible
Partly sunny finish to the afternoon and warming up again
40% – 60% coverage from partial solar eclipse
Partly cloudy Wednesday morning with a slight chance for a sprinkle to pop-up. Otherwise, clouds will be on the move along with breezes from the southeast at 10 to 15 MPH. Highs will once again be warm in the lower 70s.
Game #2 of the World Series starts in the upper 60s and then falls to the lower 60s by 10:00 PM. The sky will be mostly cloudy with breezes from the southeast around 7 – 14 MPH. Looks like showers will hold off until after midnight.
Keep the umbrella around Thursday morning because there is a 50% chance for showers. They will be spotty and not everybody will get this rain. By afternoon, the majority of the rain is east of our viewing area.
This weekend, temperatures will warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s. It will be one of the warmest home games for the Chiefs this season!
As we move into the midweek Wednesday forecast, scattered showers will be set to return to the area but not until Game #2 of the World Series is over. Speaking of the game, temperatures will be pleasantly cool through the evening with breezes from the Southeast around 7 – 14mph.
Wednesday will likely start partly to mostly cloudy with a shallow layer of patchy clouds developing through sunrise. There could be a couple of sprinkles from these morning clouds but they should tend to scatter or mix out into a partly sunny afternoon with nice warm temperatures again. Highs around 71.
Scattered showers move back into the area Wednesday night through Thursday morning with our next passing system. I do not expect a heavy rain event with this particular round of showers with most areas seeing trace amounts to perhaps a .25″ of rain. By Thursday afternoon, skies are partly sunny and temperatures are again warming into the lower to even mid 70s.
Patchy morning clouds with a stray sprinkle early Wednesday
Plenty of afternoon sun mixed with fair weather clouds
Increasing evening clouds with rain off to the west
Midnight sprinkles or light showers moving in and lingering through Wednesday night
Thursday morning clouds and scattered showers
Patchy fog is possible in lower lying area this morning. It should mix out rather quickly leaving us with another “Royals” blue sky! Temperatures will be on the warm side at 73°. And winds will stay light out of the southeast/east around 4 to 8 MPH.
First pitch for Game 1 of the World Series will be in the mid to upper 60s before falling into the lower 60s. We really couldn’t ask for a better day to kick off the series here in KC!!!
A weak storm arrives late Wednesday night/Thursday with some showers. These should could make the Thursday morning drive a touch slower. Look for more warmth this weekend. This Sunday’s Chiefs home game will be the warmest so far this year…temps expected in the lower 80s!
Less than 24 hours out from Game #1 of the World Series and the forecast looks just tremendous to get the things started! I made slight adjustments to Tuesday’s forecast but only to bump temperatures up a bit more based on new model data coming in tonight. If anything, that just makes the evening forecast that much nicer. Only thing that will top the forecast, a sweet win to start the series for the Royals!!!
Highs on Tuesday reach near 72 then cool through the 60s during the evening with a steady light wind from the East at 6 – 12mph. This light wind favors deep fly balls hit to left field getting a little extra carry.
Wednesday looks almost as nice with just a few more clouds in the area mixed with sunshine during the day followed by an evening that gradually turns mostly cloudy. The forecast still looks dry with any risk for sprinkles or showers likely not until after midnight. Temperatures mainly in the 60s for Game #2 with breezes from the Southeast at 6 – 12 although perhaps closer to 15mph to start the game.
Rain chances increase Wednesday night to Thursday morning followed by gradual drying for the afternoon with skies turning partly sunny Thursday afternoon.
GO ROYALS !!!!
It’s not 100% Mother Nature putting the screws to the little guy, but weather most certainly does have an impact on sporting event ticket prices. In this case, it’s the World Series. Sure, it’s been 29 years. Heard that a tad shy of ten million times over the past month. However, would the average fan shell out almost $1,000 for standing room only if it were snowing with temps in the 30s? And, before you ask…we just passed the date (October 17) when the record first inch of snow occurred. Die-hard fans would be out at the K in t-shirts with that type of scenario. However, Games 1 & 2 of the 2014 World Series will be warm. So, old-time fans, new fans, I’m-not-a-fan-but-my-boyfriend-bought-me-a-ticket fan, will all be out with game time conditions copying September, instead of October.
So, no matter what type of fan you are…….Enjoy, and GO ROYALS!!!
Jim Kosek can be found on twitter (@jimkosek) and facebook (Jim Kosek Weather).