Rain moves out, as highs linger in the 50s Tuesday

Some warm weather is on the way, starting this weekend!
Published: May. 1, 2022 at 7:25 PM CDT|Updated: May. 2, 2022 at 1:22 PM CDT
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I have some good news and some not so good news, Kansas City. The good news is, all that instability, shower, and thunderstorm activity has moved off to the east. We may have a few showers lingering for the morning timeframe, but overall, partly cloudy to overcast skies will be more common than umbrella weather.

Unfortunately, daytime highs are not expected to warm up that much. Expect to hover between 54 and 59 degrees for daytime highs this afternoon.

This morning, temperatures look to start in the upper 40s, along with breezy conditions, so grabbing a jacket before you head out the door is a wise choice. A wind chill is expected, which may make it feel like we are in the low 40s.

As we move into Wednesday, the “not-so-good-news” comes in. Another area of low pressure builds will yield a shot for showers and thunderstorms through late Wednesday into just about all of our Thursday. Severe weather activity is lacking with this low-pressure system for the time being. However, there is a concern with the copious amount of rain we anticipate from this low. An additional 1 to 2 inches will be common, which could cause localized flooding south of I-70. 

Once this area of low pressure exits the region to the Ohio River Valley, it is smooth sailing into the weekend, with clouds breaking away and daytime highs beginning to climb dramatically. By Saturday, partly sunny skies and highs in the low and mid 70s will be common. But by Sunday, expect high temperatures in the lower 80s! That’s right, an ideal weekend forecast is in our near future!