KC in store for rainy Tuesday with lower temps

Published: May. 23, 2022 at 3:37 PM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 7:27 AM CDT
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Our area of low pressure we’ve been tracking for the past few days has finally arrived. This low has gathered plenty of energy off the Gulf of Mexico and continues to filter it through the Central Plains and the Missouri River Valley. Light-to-moderate showers will be likely through the entire day, with opportunities for isolated heavy downpours and thunderstorm activity. Severe weather is not a major concern today, though. It will just be the copious amounts of rainfall that will accumulate through today and Wednesday. 1 to 3 inches of rain is still expected through this timeframe.

Flash flooding, however, is not looking to be a concern. In fact, there’s a rather low threat for the viewing area. However, localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible, along with ponding on major highways and surface streets, and wet, slick conditions on all roadways. This may be a major concern while commuting through the city today, so please take it easy out there and give yourself plenty of time to get from Point A to Point B.

Due to the heavy cloud content and shower activity, temperatures will only reach into the lower 60s this afternoon, with evening lows in the low and mid 50s. Once the area of low pressure moves out, the high pressure builds quickly for the end of the work week. This will allow us a very fast rebound in temperature. By Thursday afternoon, daytime highs are expected around the low and mid 70s, and by Friday, low and mid 80s will be common and hold through the weekend.

In general, your Memorial Day weekend looks very nice, with partly cloudy skies and a small chance for isolated showers on Saturday and Memorial Day Monday at 20 percent. Overall, it will be a weekend to be outdoors.