KSHB 41 Weather Blog | Possible weather changes in Kansas City could bring rain

KANSAS CITY, MO – Good Wednesday bloggers,

It’s no secret that we need rain. There are several locations south of Interstate 70 where rainfall is 10″-15″ below average rainfall since April 1.

Below is a map of total rainfall for the last 45 days, July 30. The average rainfall in most locations is about 6.35″. You can see that north central to central Missouri has seen a ton of rain in amounts of 10″-20″! A and that much rain has fallen on 2 of the last 45 days, from July 31 To August 1.

Precipitation at sites mostly ranges from 50% to 100%. Keep in mind that most of the rain occurred before August 14th, so it’s really dry as we talked about.

Jeff Penner

Well, we may be seeing a shift towards a period of at least some wet weather. This wetter change looks set to arrive during the middle and end of next week.

Today-September. 19:
There is one main chance of rain. The timing is later Friday to Saturday morning. It doesn’t look to be much rain as most locations will see 0.10″-0.50″ farther north on I-70, where the weather is less dry. There may be about 1 inch of rain as far north as Missouri in much less dry locations, but they are drying out.


Jeff Penner

The only chance for rain will be a combination of showers and some thunderstorms around 4 a.m. Saturday. Some data is much lower, resulting in a mix of sprinkles and some light rain.


Jeff Penner

September. 20-25:
There is a chance of seeing 1″-2″ of rain in most locations. So, when you look at the next 10 days, that will be roughly the 10-day average, but 200% of the five-day average. This is going to be great and we will have more in the coming days.


Jeff Penner

hurricane lee:
Before we wrap up the blog, we want to discuss Hurricane Lee. It has been in the Atlantic Ocean for about a week. It looks like it will impact New England this weekend.

A hurricane needs water at 80 degrees or warmer to maintain its strength. The water cools into the 70s south of New England, so hopefully Lee will weaken some of it as it heads north. Currently, Lee’s wind speed is 110 mph, which is a Category 2 high.


Jeff Penner

It could make landfall anywhere from Boston to northern Maine on Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane or high-level tropical storm. Wind speeds must be at least 74 mph to be classified as a hurricane.


Jeff Penner

This can be a big problem in this part of the country. If it veers west, New York City will have greater impacts.


Jeff Penner

If you’re headed to Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday for the K-State-Mizzou game, scattered showers may be the only system to watch for between today and September 19. At this time, it appears that the best chance for scattered rain will be before kick-off.


Jeff Penner

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