Good Wednesday night/Thursday morning. I hope your week is going great! Mine has been pretty good so far. I am always busy with work stuff, so everyday is jammed pack it seems. I did get a lot done around the house today which is always a plus. Also the temperatures were much warmer today, which is nice. We will stay in general above normal for the next week with just a few hiccups. We do have several storm system which will be affecting us over the next couple of weeks. We just had the ice storm this past weekend and now we have little weak waves over us. Lets take a look.
These will give us a few showers over the next couple of days, but most of the rain will stay south of the area. However, by the weekend a stronger system works in.
You can see the strong system to our south on Sunday. This is a classic set-up for a great snowstorm. However, if you look to our north, there is another Low pressure. All of the cold air wraps around it and doesn’t allow the cold air to dive deep into the central plains. The end result is this will be a rain system.
Lets move to next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Look at the huge storm system across the central plains. This is right on schedule with the Heady Pattern. We have been sitting at about 56-57 day cycle since the summer time. Lets go back to the last time this system rolled through. Here is a look at November 29th.
This is a closer look but clearly the same system rolling back through. Again like in November, I think this will mainly track north of us. Meaning we will most likely see rain with colder temperatures plunging south behind it.
Check out below, I have our long range forecast posted through March.
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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.
Next Week: A mild start to the week with rain chances increasing late Tuesday and into Wednesday. With the colder air working in on Thursday, we could see a few snow showers. Staying cold the rest of the week.
January 29th-February 4th: Cold temperatures stick around with a few weak waves rolling through the first have of the week. This will give us some rain and snow chances from Sunday through Wednesday. Cold temperatures stick around the rest of the week.
February 5th-11th: Mild temperatures with rain and snow chances on Monday and Tuesday. Colder air works right back in for the rest of the week. We will start to warm back up for the weekend.
February 12th-18th: Mild with rain chances again on Sunday and Monday. With colder air working in, we could see a little bit of snow for Valentine’s Day. Temperatures warm right back up and stay mild into the weekend.
February 19th-25th: A mild start to the week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then cold for the rest of the week.
February 26th-March 4th: A cool start to the week with rain and snow chances on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Staying cold the rest of the week.
March 5th-11th: A cool start to the week with chances for rain on Sunday. Mild temperatures return by mid-week with rain chances on Thursday.