Archive for March, 2017

Williams’s Wrap: The Work Week Starts Wet
March 27, 2017


Patchy rain will continue through the morning hours and could be a little heavier at times. Showers will start to wrap up through the afternoon. Clouds, a damp surface, and a north wind will keep highs cool in the mid 50s.


Skies remain pretty cloudy Monday night but skies should yield a few breaks of sun Tuesday. Highs Tuesday will be a few degrees warmer while reaching the mid/upper 50s.

Another chance of rain quickly moves back in late Tuesday night and turns into a likelihood by Wednesday. It will also be a day to watch for thunderstorms.Wednesday’s severe threat is low, but we’ve still got a couple of days for things to change.


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

Williams’s Wrap: Some Sun, Then Unsettled Again
March 26, 2017



Cloudy and cool will be Sunday’s story as highs struggle their way into the mid 50s. A few peeks of sun should be able to help that happen, but clouds are holding on pretty strong. The chance of rain returns later this evening with a likelihood shortly before midnight and during the overnight. Severe weather is not expected but our southern most counties may hear a few rumbles of thunder.

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Monday morning’s commute will be wet but showers will wrap up through the hours that follow. The second half of the day will be mainly dry with highs remaining cool in the mid/upper 50s.

Tuesday brings clouds and sun, and then another storm system similar to Sunday Night-Monday’s will take a track staying well to our south. But it will still be potent enough to spin up some showers (maybe a few t-storms too) on Wednesday and Thursday.

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

Williams’s Wrap: Still A Little Soggy Saturday
March 25, 2017

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As a Midwest storm system continues to make it’s way out of the region, we’ll be dealing with scattered showers and plenty of clouds through the rest of Saturday. Rain will become a bit more spotty during the afternoon as low pressure keeps pulling east. And by the evening, a few light showers or sprinkles will still be possible, but the majority of the rain will have moved out of the viewing area. Anyone attending the big game at the Sprint Center or watching it at Power & Light will want to keep a rain jacket handy. At least before the game starts. And then you’ll want to keep that jacket afterwards as temperatures slowly slide down into the 40s.


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


Teachman’s Take: Storms Around Today — Some Strong
March 24, 2017

Parts of our area have now been included in a SLIGHT risk for severe storms later this afternoon and early this evening.  Large hail and damaging winds will be most common in the yellow shaded areas:


Mostly cloudy and windy with warm temperatures today.  While we will have some breaks of sun, showers will continue to develop with embedded areas of thunder this morning.

Any cloud cover and shower activity will play with our temperatures and keep us near 70 this afternoon.  This also keeps our atmosphere more stable.  Early this afternoon, around the lunch hour, I’m expecting more scattered storms along the state line to form, including within the 435 Loop.  These will then track into central Missouri as the afternoon continues and produce heavy rain up to 1″.

Then, my attention shifts to central/eastern Kansas.  Spotty storms will develop here after 4 PM and move into the metro just after the evening commute.

These could produce hail and gusty winds as well as they cluster together into the early evening.  Looks like the greatest tornado threat stays south of our region as the parent storm system is now tracking farther south.

Showers will linger into part of Saturday.  It won’t be a washout.  Drier conditions are expected by afternoon as clouds hold.  Temps will be cooler in the upper 50s.  Sunday looks mostly quiet until after sunset.  That’s when another system provides us with rain and thunder heading into the Monday AM commute.  Next week, Wednesday and Thursday also look unsettled with showers and thunderstorms.  Temps next week stay mild in the 60s with lows in the 40s.

Take care,


Teachman’s Take: Warm Today, Strong Storms Tomorrow
March 23, 2017

The few sprinkles/showers we’ve had around this morning are moving out!

Soon the clouds will break and temps will soar.  Winds will be gusty today with temperatures topping out in the lower 70s.  Gusts over 30 MPH are possible through this afternoon.  There is a heightened fire threat for today.

A strong storm system is still on the way for Friday.  The track of this is a little farther north than previous days.  I see two areas of strong storms.  The first will develop after lunch to the east of Kansas City.  This is where gusty winds and large hail will be possible.

Then there will be the next area to watch around the state line, including the metro.  They will develop shortly after 4 PM.

If trends continue, then all forms of severe weather will be possible.

And I can see the SLIGHT RISK in yellow brought father north to include KC.

After sundown our severe threat will drop as the storms move east.  Highs for Friday are in the lower 70s.

The back side of this system will produce showers & thunderstorms Saturday morning and into the afternoon.  By evening, rain will move east.  Sunday we’ll get a break with sunshine and warm temps near 70.  More rain is likely Monday with highs falling back into the middle 60s.  Partly Cloudy Tuesday through Wednesday with another shot for showers by Thursday.  Highs Tuesday through next Thursday will be mild in the upper 60s.

Take care,


Teachman’s Take: Last Cold One For A While
March 22, 2017

This morning will be the coldest out of the next week.  Temps are bottoming out in the 30s.  We’ve had a little light snow tracking in northern Missouri.

This should slide east/southeast and fade by 11 AM.

Clouds will dominate today and any breaks of sunshine will allow our temperature to warm back into the middle 50s this afternoon.  Winds will be breezy as they switch to the southeast, gusting to 20.

A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible just as the AM commute starts on Thursday.

These will move out rather quickly during the morning.

Temperatures will surge back to the upper 60s in the afternoon.

Beneficial rains are on the way for late in the day on Friday.  Our chances for severe storms looks low at this point.  However, rainfall amounts from a half inch to an inch are likely.

Temps will be warm in the lower 70s Friday.  Heading into Saturday, showers will linger through the morning and taper during the afternoon.  Highs over the weekend will be in the middle to upper 60s.  It will be a decent weekend once the rain departs and sunshine returns heading into Sunday.  There’s another good shot for rain next Monday with skies clearing out Tuesday and Wednesday.  Temps next week look mild in the 60s.

Take care,


Teachman’s Take: A Big Cool Down Today
March 21, 2017

Clouds will dominate this morning with temperatures falling back into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

There’s a slim chance for a shower in 2 different areas today — both of which will avoid the core of the 435 Loop.  One area will be north of 36 Highway.  Another area will be south of a Paola to Warrensburg to Sedalia line.  These will be relatively brief and won’t affect travel significantly.  Winds will be a much bigger issue for all of us.  They will be sustained from 15 to 20 MPH and gust to 30.  We may see a few slivers of sunshine this afternoon with the clouds breaking up more toward evening.

Temps will drop a little more for Wednesday in the lower 50s.  There’s a slight chance for a shower during the day.  But, a better chance after midnight going into Thursday morning.  There could even be a random rumble.  These showers will move out early in the day.  Warmer winds will prevail Thursday giving us temps in the 60s.

By Friday, we’re back into the 70s.  Storms look likely late Friday afternoon and into the evening.  Leftover showers will stick around Saturday morning with skies clearing by afternoon.  Temps will be mild over the weekend in the 60s.  Sunday will be quiet with a mixture of sun and clouds.  Another strong storm system is timed for Monday that will give us showers and thunderstorms along with highs near 70.

Take care,


Teachman’s Take: Spring Starts Like Summer
March 20, 2017

Spring has officially sprung!  And it’s a mild start.  Temps first step out the door will be in the middle 60s.

There will be a mixture of sun and clouds all day.  Even with winds switching to the northeast at 5 to 15 MPH, we will still have temps close to a new record.  The high this afternoon will be 80.  The old record to beat is 82 from 1953.

Temperatures take a dip on Tuesday with scattered showers.  And these showers could happen any time from morning through the afternoon.  Highs will be in the middle 50s.  Slight chance for a few sprinkles on Wednesday as we stay near normal in the middle 50s.  Stronger winds take over on Thursday bumping our high back into the 60s.  There’s a shot for showers early in the day.
Friday there’s a chance for storms.  Looks like the main severe threat will be down in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, NE Texas and Louisiana.  Some storms in our neck of the woods could be a little stronger.  Highs for Friday will be in the middle 70s.  The back side of this system will produce showers early on Saturday.  We’ll clear out by afternoon.  Temps will be near normal in the middle 50s.  Another mild day is in store for Sunday with a slight bump to the lower 60s.  It will be mostly sunny and beautiful on Sunday!
Take care,

Amble’s Ramble
March 17, 2017

For those heading out this evening to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day my friendly advise is, “Grab A Jacket”. Temperatures will fall off quickly after the sun sets sending temperatures into the upper 40s after 10:00 PM. Overnight the low falls into the middle 30s making for a cool, crisp start to your weekend.


Saturday will be mild with highs returning to the 60s thanks to a mostly sunny sky thwarting a weak northerly breeze. Sunday will be windy but much warmer. Expect highs in the 70s but anyone venturing outdoors to enjoy that Springtime feel will be greeted with winds out of the south gusting to 30 MPH or more.
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Rain will soon go from needed to “Gotta have it” status over the next several days as our Moderate drought so far this season intensifies. Late next week a system will work onto the plains bringing a chance for a nice soaking rain that will help bring Springtime life back to our area.
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Forgotten in all of this is the beginning of Spring which is this Monday!

Teachman’s Take: St. Patrick’s Day Stellar Forecast
March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day starts dreary and ends stellar!  Cloudy with early sprinkles or a spotty shower until 9 AM.   MOST PLACES WILL STAY DRY!

We’ll start off much milder this morning in the 50s.  By the time the parade kicks off, any hints of rain will be history and skies will start to break up.  We’ll see partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies this afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 60s and some will touch the 70s.  Winds will switch directions from the north and be a bit breezy at 10 to 15 MPH.

A wonderful weekend is ahead!  Plenty of Saturday sunshine is expected with highs in the middle 60s.  We’re well into the 70s for Sunday as a few more clouds will be in the mix.  While there’s a slight chance for a passing shower on Monday, it looks like most of our area will be on the drier side of things.  The Missouri side may see a shower, but the Kansas side looks dry.  Still a slim rain risk for Tuesday as temps fall from Monday’s high of 65 to the upper 50s Tuesday.  Models are still trending on a decent storm system for the Plains Thursday and Friday.  This will bring us showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will rebound into the 60s.

Take care,