Saturday, September 26, 2009

Morning rain and strong cold front

Well a decent band of rain swept through the area between midnight and 8:00 Am this morning. Rain totals ranged from tenth to three quarters of an inch around the area with the heavier rain totals around the St. Joseph/Maryville areas and in eastern Kansas. The rain is still scattered this morning and is pressing to the east. It is being caused by a strong upper level low that is spinning by the region.

We will be on the back side of it today, so expect a cool, cloudy day with highs in the upper 60's to low 70's. The sun should try to break throughout the day, but I think the clouds will dominate.

By Sunday, a very strong cold front will enter the picture. We will be ahead of it on Sunday, and this will cause the southerly winds to increase. Highs should shoot into the middle 80's. I has been a long time since we have seen high temperatures this warm and it should be a nice but windy day Sunday. After we warm up, the strong cold front will likely push through Sunday night and draw in some cool, gusty late September air. The front will move by dry, but we will likey see some of the coolest lows of the season so far Monday morning. I think temperatures will drop into the low 40's across the areas with cooler temperatures possible across northern Missouri.

I will have a new blog Sunday about the front and our next chance of rain.

Alex Pickman


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