Amble’s Ramble

September 21, 2017 - Leave a Response

Autumn arrives with the Autumnal Equinox at 3:02 PM Friday. It’s a good thing we have calendars because you’d never know Fall has arrived if you are only gauging it with a thermometer. This evening, tonight, Friday and the weekend will all feel like  the middle of summer with warm mornings, hot afternoons and humidity that is not like a typical September.

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Rain arrives early next week followed by air that may make you think October is here. Once again, the calendar comes in handy.

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Williams’s Wrap: Sunday Rain Update

September 17, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Leftover showers/storms will be found south of Kansas City through this morning and afternoon but there’s a slight chance one of them could find their way into the Metro. Any rain that makes it’s way into KC through the day will not be as loud or heavy as what we experienced overnight. Good news for the Chiefs home opener.

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Temperatures will be much cooler in the 70s due to clouds, a wet ground, and northerly winds. More rain and storms move in after midnight and continue Monday morning and afternoon. The severe risk is low at this time.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Wet Weather Ahead

September 16, 2017 - Leave a Response

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A few passing showers are possible through the morning but shouldn’t put too much of a damper on your Saturday. A mild and breezy start will turn into a very warm afternoon with highs in the mid/upper 80s. The afternoon will be mainly dry with clouds and sun but t-storm chances increase during the evening.

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A stronger storm with hail and damaging winds is possible, mainly north of Kansas City. Rain and rumbles continue overnight with a few leftover showers into Sunday morning and afternoon. The Chiefs game won’t be a washout but tailgaters should have a poncho ready to go. Sunday will also be cooler with highs in the upper 70s.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Rain Chances Moving In

September 14, 2017 - Leave a Response

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A hit or miss shower is possible this morning and is a preview of what our rain chances over the weekend will look like. While an isolated sprinkle or shower could linger into the afternoon, heat and humidity will be on the rise with mostly to partly sunny skies.

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Highs reach the upper 80s but it will feel more like the low 90s with humidity factored in. Upper 80s with clouds and sun continue into Friday. Be on the lookout for a few showers Saturday morning, but it won’t rain all day.

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Another batch of showers and storms moves in Saturday night/Sunday morning as temperatures come down to the low 80s.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: September Heat Coming

September 13, 2017 - Leave a Response

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A little bit warmer today but still very nice with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 80s. Over the next few days, temperatures will get hotter and humidity will start to build as strong southerly winds help bring highs into the upper 80s. Skies will also become more unsettled starting Saturday. Not expecting widespread rain and chances into early next week are looking pretty slim at this point. Even though we had a very wet August, our lawns could definitely use a good shower.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Saturday Local / Irma Update

September 9, 2017 - Leave a Response

Warm and sunny conditions dominate the area this weekend and through just about all of next week. It will be dry too which isn’t a bad thing after record breaking rainfall last month. Highs Saturday reach the low to mid 80s with mostly to partly sunny skies. Mild temperatures and clear skies will make for an enjoyable evening before we wake up to a cool morning around 60 Sunday. And then we’ll do it all again.

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While Hurricane Irma won’t affect our part of the country, Florida is bracing for a big hit from the major hurricane. Landfall is expected to happen Sunday, bringing storm surge flooding, flooding rainfall, and hurricane force winds. Tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will stretch into AL, GA, and SC through Monday.

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Irma is currently a cat. 3 with 125 mph winds. It will move off of Cuba tonight and regain cat. 4 strength (max winds 130 – 155 mph). There hasn’t been much change to the track, SW FL and the whole west side of the state will likely take the biggest hit. The FL Keys and south FL have started seeing rain and tropical storm force winds since this morning. The worst part of the storm will be over the Keys tomorrow morning.

Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Thursday Local/Tropics Update

September 7, 2017 - Leave a Response

No weather worries to be found on Thursday as our nice stretch of weather continues! Highs will be mild in the mid to upper 70s with mostly to partly sunny skies. The Royals are back in town this evening so for anyone that will be at Kauffman Stadium, a light jacket will be optional as temperatures fall through the 60s once the sun goes down. Friday won’t start off as chilly with low temperatures in the 50s. This will be a sign that the weekend will start on a warmer note as highs Friday reach the low 80s.

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Latest on Hurricane Irma:

Currently impacting the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The eye and eyewall should stay north of Cuba, DR, and Haiti. I mention this because that’s where the most intense winds are located. Unfortunately, it’s looking like the SE portion of the Bahamas will take a direct hit tonight.

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Confidence that the southern coast of FL will see impacts from Irma only continues to go up. Landfall is still in question as latest model guidance keeps the center of the storm just east of the FL coast. But even if it plays out that way, damage from tropical storm force winds, storm surge, and flooding rains will be devastating. Impacts to FL will be mainly Saturday through Sunday.

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Confidence is also increasing in Irma moving north from the FL coast into GA and the Carolinas late Sunday night and into Monday. Through Monday is when the Carolinas will catch the brunt of Irma. South and North Carolina declared a state of emergency yesterday. Irma is currently a cat. 5 and should weaken to cat. 4 before reaching FL and cat. 3 before reaching GA/Carolinas. Cat. 3 and higher is considered a major hurricane.

Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Local/Tropics Update

September 6, 2017 - Leave a Response

It’ll take most of the morning to shake the chill out of the air. Afternoon high temperatures only reach the low to mid 70s. Skies will be mostly to  partly sunny. Even before the sun goes down, temperatures will cool enough for you to want to put a jacket on later this evening. Another batch of chilly air will be waiting for us Thursday morning as lows fall into the 40s again. Thursday will be a few degrees warmer with highs in the mid to upper 70s and mostly sunny skies. Temperatures warm up into the 80s over the weekend, returning to normal.

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Hurricane Irma is still a monster category 5 hurricane, currently exiting the Leeward Islands and nearing the Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba will be hit after that. Landfall over the weekend is very possible in south Florida, but data has been wobbling Irma’s path back and forth around the Florida peninsula. Either way, Florida taking a hit from Irma as a cat. 3 or 4 is still looking likely this weekend.

Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Williams’s Wrap: Local/Hurricane Irma Update

September 5, 2017 - Leave a Response

As soon as you step outside you’ll notice the change in temperatures. Tuesday starts with cool temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Skies will be mostly to partly sunny with highs in the middle 70s. It will feel more like we’re deep into fall rather than late summer. Even before the sun goes down, a light jacket wouldn’t be a bad idea due to temperatures quickly cooling. Most of us will want to grab an extra layer in the morning as Wednesday starts in the 40s. High temperatures will be even cooler in the upper 60s and low 70s with a partly sunny sky.

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Hurricane Irma (now a category 5) is still moving west with 175 mph winds and nearing the Leeward Islands. The projected path continues to take the major hurricane into the Florida Peninsula late in the weekend. At this point, it’s looking more likely that Florida will take a hit.

Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

 

Williams’s Wrap: Monday Evening Storms

September 4, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Labor Day will be very warm with highs around 90. The day starts sunny and then turns partly sunny as a late-day cold front moves in. A few storms develop mainly south and east of the KC Metro during the evening. The severe risk is low but a stronger storm is possible with small hail and gusty winds.

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A few rumbles and showers continue during the overnight and possibly into early Tuesday morning. Skies turn partly sunny Tuesday with much cooler high temperatures in the middle 70s. It stays mainly dry and cooler than normal through the rest of the week.

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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235