Suchan Says: Steam Heat Rolls On!

Early Wednesday Morning in Florida.... Atlas V rocket launch before sunrise  (pic on left taken in Tampa looking east across the state at the launch!)

Early Wednesday Morning in Florida…. Atlas V rocket launch before sunrise (pic on left taken in Tampa looking east across the state at the launch!)

If we reach the forecast high of 90° Thursday, that will be the 4th straight day of 90 or hotter in Kansas City.  That’s good enough to tie the mark for consecutive days of 90+ this summer!  To go one step further, if we continue with our forecast 90-degree temperatures Friday and into the weekend, this would officially be the longest stretch of summer heat of 90° or hotter all summer!

I do not expect to see as much shower or thunderstorm activity as we saw earlier Wednesday morning.  There’s a slight chance of a sprinkle or shower well up to the northwest into sunrise.  Otherwise plan on mainly dry conditions with partly sunny skies.  Temperatures will quickly warm to near 90 in the afternoon but humidity levels will make it feel like it’s in the mid 90s.

The pattern will shift around to a more seasonably warm September pattern next week and the string of 90-degree days will certainly come to an end.  This week’s pattern has featured a ridge of high pressure to our east pumping in plenty of summer hot temperatures across much of the country.  Next week, another cold front with associated trough drops in bringing normal to slightly below normal temperatures back into the area.

Hot pattern this week!  Image from GFS computer model

Hot pattern this week! Image from GFS computer model

Pattern breaks down next week with cooler temperatures from Canada

Pattern breaks down next week with cooler temperatures from Canada

Chris Suchan
Chief Meteorologist
KCTV5/KSMO

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