Williams’s Wrap: Damp and Cool Sunday

January 22, 2017 - Leave a Response
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Showers in the area will gradually taper through the morning, leaving us with a cooler Sunday. Highs will only reach the low/mid 40s but will still be above normal. Expect temperatures to feel a touch cooler as a breezy north wind kicks up between 10 and 15 mph.
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With a damp ground and lows in the upper 20s overnight, patchy fog will develop and possibly last through Monday morning. Commuters should be cautious on bridges and overpasses as a few slick spots can’t be ruled out. Any fog that develops will clear out by Monday afternoon, leaving us with a mostly sunny sky and highs in the mid/upper 40s.
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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Suchan Says: Soggy Night

January 21, 2017 - Leave a Response
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Sprinkles and light showers around the area this evening

A developing and strengthening area of low pressure will track well south of the area overnight into Sunday morning.  The track of this system however is just close enough to throw a light patchy rain across the area straight through the overnight forecast.  Fortunately temperatures remain safely above freezing.  Roads are only wet if traveling later tonight or first thing in the morning.

Sunday morning still looks cloudy with some patchy rain.  Drier conditions build in by late morning with even a few pokes of sun possible into the afternoon with patchy clouds.  It will turn breezy and run much cooler than Saturday’s 50s with lower to mid 40s much more common.

Monday looks great with mostly sunny afternoon skies and highs in the mid to upper 40s.  Tuesday will bring the next cold front into the area late day.  Ahead of this front, temperatures warm well into the 50s and quite possibly 60 for some spots especially to the southeast of Kansas City.

As the cold front moves in, some showers or even a stray thunderstorm will be possible.  Seasonably cold air returns for the rest of the week behind that cold front.

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Late evening forecast rain

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Sunday Morning showers

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Sunday Afternoon… variably to at times mostly cloudy skies but drier

Chris Suchan
Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

 

Williams’s Wrap: Brief Saturday Sunshine

January 21, 2017 - Leave a Response
***DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10AM***
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An early Saturday morning drive will require a few extra minutes as fog has once again developed across the area. Everyone is above freezing so there are no concerns of slick spots. A soupy morning will lead to a partly sunny mid-day and early afternoon. But clouds and a chance for rain will quickly build back into the region later in the day and evening. Expect mild high temperatures in the mid 50s.
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A few light showers remain possible through Sunday morning. It will also be a cooler day with highs in the mid 40s. A north breeze will knock our feels like temperatures down a few degrees though.

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Despite Sunday being a cooler day, highs will still be above the norm of 38. But it starts to feel more like January after Tuesday.
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Ronelle Williams
Meteorologist (CBM) | KCTV5 News
4500 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66205
T: 913-677-7235

Suchan Says: Decent Weekend, But…

January 20, 2017 - Leave a Response

Overall, for late January this will be a decent Kansas City weekend but it’s certainly not perfect.

Latest trends on storminess in the Southwestern U.S. show an area of low pressure developing in north Texas to Oklahoma during the day and moving east but with a track that’s a bit further north.  Just a couple days ago, model data strongly favored a track far enough south for us to enjoy a completely dry weekend.  Well that has changed.

Saturday morning may start with patches of dense fog and some mist.  Eventually skies become mostly to partly sunny late morning to early afternoon before rapidly turning mostly cloudy again later in the afternoon.  Temperatures will get a quick boost into the mid 50s with some breaks of sun.

The evening now looks fairly cloudy with sprinkles and rain showers developing especially from the Kansas City metro and points south.   Patches of rain are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning then quickly drying Sunday afternoon.   Skies on Sunday may stay mostly cloudy however with a northwest breeze keeping temperatures only in the lower to mid 40s.

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Saturday Morning

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Saturday Afternoon

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Saturday Evening

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Saturday Night

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Sunday Morning

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Sunday Early Evening

Chris Suchan
Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

Teachman’s Take: Another Foggy One

January 20, 2017 - Leave a Response

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 10 AM for the entire Storm Track 5 area.

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We will have visibility at less than a quarter of a mile for the AM commute.  There will also be patchy areas of mist and a few showers around this morning.

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Temps are hovering in the 40s so roads will remain wet, not icy.  By afternoon, it will be mild again in the 50s with mostly cloudy skies.

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Saturday will still be our best day of the weekend — warm near 60 with peek-a-boo sunshine.  By Sunday, a cold front sweeps through and drops our temps back into the 40s.  Looks like trends support the chance for rain on Sunday to be to our south, outside of our viewing area.  Next week, another system comes in Tuesday/Wednesday.  Rain potential mostly, but could end as a few flakes on the back side by Wednesday.  Not expecting any accumulation at his time as not enough moisture is present at this time of the storm. Temps fall back to normal in the 30s.

Take care,

Teach

Teachman’s Take: Dreary Day, but Mild!

January 19, 2017 - Leave a Response
Cloudy skies with spotty showers and areas of fog will linger through today.  Not expecting anything heavy nor enough to cause major slow downs for the AM commute.  And, temperatures will be above freezing, so we don’t have to worry about any freezing rain/fog.  Temps this afternoon will be mild in the 50s.  More spotty showers are possible, and even a rumble of thunder east of KC.
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We’re going to see more clouds over sunshine heading into the weekend.  There’s another spotty chance for a shower late Friday.  Saturday looks dry with highs remaining in the 50s.  Next best chance for rain will be Sunday, but the trends right now are for the system to shift slightly to our south.  Highs by Sunday dip into the 40s.
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Take care,
Teach

Suchan Says: January Thaw Continues

January 18, 2017 - Leave a Response

Above normal temperatures roll on as we inch closer to the weekend.  Unfortunately stubborn clouds dominate the next couple of days.

We will see a batch of cloudiness build in overnight and tend to lower through the night.  Eventually a little drizzle or even light rain showers are possible.  Temperatures however should remain safely above freezing in the upper 30s to near 40.  Roads should not be icy for the early drive but could certainly be wet in spots for your morning commute.

Through the day, a blanket of stratus clouds will dominate with a few sprinkles, mist or even a couple rain showers.  Highs in the 40s to lower 50s across the area.

Friday has considerable cloudiness as well in the forecast with a few sprinkles or a rain shower possible.  Highs are working toward the mid 50s as a mild pattern continues to dominate.

As I see it now, Saturday has the best opportunity at decent breaks of sun mixed with scattered clouds.  Temperatures should also get a nice boost into the upper 50s.

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Thursday Morning

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Thursday Afternoon

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Friday Morning

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Friday Afternoon

Chris Suchan
Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

 

Teachman’s Take: From Freezing Fog to Unseasonably Warm Temps

January 18, 2017 - Leave a Response

DENSE FOG ADVISORY in effect until 9 AM — and this fog has been freezing on contact with the roads this morning, especially bridges and overpasses.  There have been numerous accidents due to this patchy thick freezing fog.

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Check out how it completely blanketed downtown Kansas City around sunrise!

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Temps are still hovering below freezing in the upper 20s.  With winds kicking up right now from the southwest, this will push our temps above freezing by 9 AM.  Temps will continue to warm through the afternoon into the middle 50s.  Clouds will increase late in the day.

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A few showers are possible early Thursday morning.  Temps will be above freezing, so we shouldn’t have to worry about any freezing rain.  Highs will stay in the middle 50s for the rest of the work week.  It gets even better on Friday under a partly cloudy sky in the upper 50s.  Saturday will show a lot of clouds, but also unseasonably warm temperatures in the lower 60s.  Showers move in during the day on Sunday and temps will dip into the 40s.  We’ll stay in the forties early next week with more rain Monday and Tuesday.

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Take care,

Teach

Teachman’s Take: Tuesday’s Stubborn Clouds

January 17, 2017 - Leave a Response

Expect areas of fog and mist this morning.  Temperatures will be just above the freezing mark in town.  Outside of town, there could be sneaky slick spots on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses.  Clouds will be stubborn to break up today and that’s one of the reasons why our temps will stay cooler in the lower 40s.

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Sunshine returns on Wednesday and highs recover.  We’re back into the 50s and we’ll keep warming through Saturday!  Expect spring-like temps Friday and Saturday near 60.  There are a couple chances for rain.  A slim shower chance early Thursday.  But, a much better opportunity awaits Sunday.

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Take care,

Teach

Teachman’s Take: Monday Showers

January 16, 2017 - Leave a Response

Cloudy today with periods of rain — even some thunder can’t be ruled out with some stronger showers heading into this afternoon.  From a raw start in the 30s, temps keep climbing this afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  Showers will come to an end by evening.

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With a northerly wind tomorrow, temps will be slightly cooler near 40.  By Wednesday, we’re warming back up into the 50s!  Dry skies will prevail through Saturday.  Highs Friday and Saturday will be in the lower 60s.

Take care,

Teach