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Storms moving out, but hot temps remain

Published: May. 15, 2022 at 8:08 PM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 9:59 AM CDT
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We’ve been tracking an area of low pressure all night long, bringing in severe thunderstorm warnings to portions of Kansas City and our south and western counties.

We are still dealing with a few intense showers and storms this morning, but between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., the wet weather should subside, and we should start seeing partly sunny-to-mostly cloudy conditions for the rest of the day. Temperatures will not reflect a cooler trend after the exit of the storms. In fact, we will remain above average by 5 to 8 degrees.

Daytime highs are expected to range between 80 and 85 degrees today, with a steady increase in temperature to nearly the 90s by tomorrow. We have another area of low pressure that we’re monitoring that brings with it a powerful warm front which filters in warm, unstable air from the south. Luckily for us, much of the shower and thunderstorm threat will be well to the north of Kansas City. However, an opportunity for isolated thunderstorms and a few showers into our Friday and Saturday cannot be ruled out due to this front and low-pressure combo.

The flipside to this is that once this system passes, we will see a major drop in our temperatures. From near 90 degrees Thursday, by Saturday daytime highs should only make it into the low-to-mid 60s, with evening lows dropping to the mid and upper 40s. We’ll slowly climb back into mid-70s by the next business week, as we approach another storm system from the west and north which allows us a Weather Alert Day by Tuesday.