Suchan Says: 12:50am Update

Strong to severe storms in northern Missouri moving east to southeast at 35mph

Strong to severe storms in northern Missouri moving east to southeast at 35mph

Strong to severe storms are moving across our northern counties in the viewing area with a history of downed power lines and some 1 to 2 inch diameter tree limbs (Daviess County).  These storms are moving toward central Missouri and while they should weaken with time, they’ll still be capable of occasional strong wind gusts, hail and frequent lightning over the next 1 to 2 hours.

Additional storms in Nebraska should spread into the viewing area later tonight with an isolated severe risk especially in northern Missouri.  Widespread severe weather is not expected however and there are no watches in place tonight for the viewing area.

-Chris

Boy, it was a Friday in the deep fryer for Kansas City!!  At times it felt like it was 115° to 119° degrees in the shade when you combine the air temperature and the thick humidity we had today.

The weekend is hot but it will not be to the intensity we had Friday.  That’s the good news.  The bad news, we’ll also have scattered showers and thunderstorms to dodge on occasion.

First, we do have a “Heat Advisory” in effect Saturday until 9pm but notice it does not include as much of the viewing area as Friday’s set of warnings / advisories.

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As for rain chances, once look to our west and we have a preview of tonight into Saturday morning.  Showers and storms out to our west will gradually move into the area.  While some weakening is likely and severe potential will be more isolated with this activity, some locally heavy rain will be possible.

Showers and storms out west moving east overnight

Showers and storms out west moving east overnight

Saturday Morning:  Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers or a few t-storms

Saturday Morning: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers or a few t-storms

Morning showers or thunderstorms we do see in the area will weaken and dissipate leaving a likely lull in rain chances for a stretch in the middle of the day before more pop up showers and thunderstorms develop.

Saturday Afternoon:  30% scattered showers or t-storms just about anywhere in the area

Saturday Afternoon: 30% scattered showers or t-storms just about anywhere in the area

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I’m going to continue with a 30% chance of showers or thunderstorms straight through our Saturday evening forecast into Sunday morning.  I am seeing some signs Sunday afternoon and evening could feature a lower rain chance only around 20% with the higher 30% rain chance confined to the first half of the day.

Both weekend days are in the lower to mid 90s but it will feel hotter with humidity.

Early next week stays hot with very low rain chances if at all.  Next shot of cooler air arrives the second half of next week where highs are in the mid to upper 80s and morning lows dip into the 60s.

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

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