FORECAST: Get ready for a wet week

Published: May. 22, 2022 at 6:38 AM CDT|Updated: May. 23, 2022 at 7:50 AM CDT
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Looks like Kansas City is going to deal with some major wet weather throughout the next three days.

An area of low pressure developing around the panhandle of Texas is filtering in a major moisture trend from the Gulf of Mexico. With that developing deep trough expands the wet weather threat through the Central Plains and into the Missouri Valley. This will encompass central Kansas to central Missouri. Shower activity looks to begin mainly this evening and become much more widespread and constant throughout all our Tuesday into Wednesday morning. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of instability at the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere. This means that severe weather potential is unlikely. However, rainfall forecast models indicate the Kansas City area may experience rainfall amounts between 1 and 3 inches.

This means wet, slick conditions, ponding on roadways, and localized flooding will be our main concerns through the next three days. Umbrellas, galoshes and ponchos will be a wise choice before heading out the door, especially Tuesday morning. Morning temperatures Monday start in the low 50s and will increase to daytime highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. With the rainfall on the way though, daytime highs will hold within the low-to-mid 60s through Tuesday and Wednesday. Finally by the end of the work week, we see a break in the wet weather threat, which allows daytime highs to steadily climb back into the low and mid 80s into the weekend.