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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

CSW WEATHER: Heat Advisory Today- Thunderstorm Threat Later This Week


The National Weather Service (NWS) continues a "Heat Advisory" today and probably tomorrow (Wednesday) for Metro Kansas City.


Actual air temperatures in the mid to upper 90's- along with high humidities (dew points) will make it feel like it's 100-110 .

I don't have to tell my fellow eastern Great Plains-people how to deal with this aspect of living in this part of the country...


Relief (of sorts) is on the way though- for a cold (cool) front drops south into the MetroRegion later tomorrow and Thursday.



This will bring increasing chances of thunderstorms- and some of those could be severe.


You can see by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) graphics that there's a "slight risk" of severe storms later tomorrow and Thursday over MetroRegion and Metro Kansas City. 



The front is forecast to hang around the Central States for the next several days at least- and this will keep storm chances around off and on through at least Sunday.


Of particular concern will be any heavy rainfall here and upstream in Missouri River drainage areas- since the river's coming up to and beyond flood stage over the next several weeks.


We have fairly dry ground now- but repeated heavy thunderstorm rains could change that situation fast- so I'll keep my weather-eye on this situation and let you know here at CSW what's up with that.
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