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A viewer writes in with her request:
Can you please post a picture of your dog Stormy? I have a mixed breed dog named Peyton and I have heard from several people that she looks just like Stormy. I am wondering if maybe they aren't from the same breed? Peyton is also 4.5 years old. I just bought a stuffed animal from Hy-Vee of Stormy- by the way. It looks so much like Peyton.
And of course we deliver! Here ya go, Holly:
Isn't Stormy CUTE?? :)
Now on to the forecast! How great was today?? We started off pretty chilly... here are some of the area lows this morning:
ST. JOSEPH: 44
LEE'S SUMMIT: 49
PLEASANT HILL: 50
And this afternoon's highs were generally in the middle 70s... with LOW humidity!! It sure felt nice! But, of course, we know it won't last for long! As we go into the weekend we will start to see changes. One, is that an area of HIGH PRESSURE will slip EAST of Kansas City. On the back side of that high... we will see what we call a "RETURN FLOW".
Return flow typcially means a strong flow of warm, moist air will occur, after a period of drier and cooler weather. When the winds shift back to a southerly direction, temperatures and dewpoints (moisture) will be on the rise. You can see what I'm talking about on the surface forecast map below. High pressure spins clockwise, and as it moves east of us... southerly winds will move into KC:
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In this particular situation the return flow will be enhanced by the surface low moving into the northcentral Plains. In response, temperatures Saturday will be in the lower 80s... and we can expect middle 80s on Sunday.
As the warm, moist air moves in... we can't rule out a spotty shower or thunderstorm Saturday, but I think most of the day will be dry. HOWEVER.... a better chance of rain comes Sunday night into Monday as a front sags down on us. Jeff Penner will have more on that tomorrow... he is filling in!
Hope you have a super weekend!
Posted by at September 16, 2005 7:50 PM