Good Saturday evening! I hope you have had a great weekend so far. Hopefully you have gotten a chance to get outside over the past two days and enjoy the amazing spring temperatures. Of course we are going to see some changes working in. I got outside and did some exercising today which is always nice. My son Christian, has his last basketball game late this morning. Here is a picture of Christian, my mom and me after his game.
This afternoon, I washed the truck and played with my sons remote control car for a good 45 minutes. I think I actually bought that for myself, that thing runs over 30 mph. It does have a slight dent in the front after the neighbors mailbox jumped out in front of the car, shhh.
Of course we have changes working in. A cold front will pass through in the morning that will start to drop our temperatures.
We may see a random shower but that is about it. Look at the cooler temperatures settle in for Monday ahead of the stronger system working in.
This is a strong upper level low that will kick out late Monday. This is the same system that passed one cycle ago on December 13th. In fact, we had weaker versions of this system in October and back in August.
This system will track from the panhandles into NE MO.
You can see by Tuesday evening, it is working out of the region. So what will it produce? Lets take a look.
By late Monday, rain and snow will spread into central KS and western OK. The rain and snow will continue to push east on Monday night. Here is a look at Tuesday morning.
Very heavy snow will be falling across central and NE KS. The rain/snow line should be right around the KC metro. This could be a case where the south side of the city see’s mainly rain while the north side picks up snow. Farther south in Joplin, southern MO, OK and AR, will all be a cold rain.
By Tuesday night, the system wraps up and pushes out. Snow showers will continue from about I-44 in NE OK and SW MO points north into Iowa. I think for my area (Joplin area) any snow would be light. However, there will be a line of upwards of a foot of snow from central KS, NE KS, SE NB and into central Iowa. The heavy snow will cut-off right around the KC metro.
Much colder temperatures work in for the rest of the week. I have my eyes on a possible system over Super Bowl weekend (if we can get the moisture to return) and early the following week.
Facebook: meteorologist Doug Heady
LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.
January 31st-February 6th: Mild with rain chances on Monday and Tuesday. Turing cooler late Tuesday with some light snow Tuesday night. Staying cool the rest of the week with slight chances for rain and snow as we work into the weekend.
February 7th-13th: Slight chances for snow on Sunday with another system working in on Tuesday and Wednesday. This will give us rain and snow chances. Stay cool the rest of the week with rain and snow chances again on Friday.
February 14th-20th: Mild with rain on Valentine’s Day and Monday. As cooler air works in we will see rain or snow chances for Tuesday and Wednesday. Cool the rest of the week with slight chances for rain or snow on Friday.
February 21st-28th: A cold start to the week with slight chances for snow on Monday and Tuesday. Mild temperatures for the second half of the week with rain chances for the weekend.
February 29th-March 5th: Cold with snow chances on Sunday and Monday. Then cold and dry the rest of the week.
March 6th-12th: Warming back up with rain chances on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Cool the rest of the week with rain or snow chances for Friday and Saturday.
March 13th-19th: A cool start to the week with mild temperatures by the middle of the week. Thunderstorm chances for Thursday and Friday with cooler air briefly working in.
March 20th-26th: Mild and mainly dry through the first half of the week. Thunderstorm chances on Thursday and Friday.
March 27th-April 2nd: The first half of the week will be on the cool side with a few showers on Sunday and Monday. Warming up for the second half of the week with slight chances for rain on Thursday and Friday.
April 3rd-9th: Mild with thunderstorm chances on Sunday. Staying fairly warm through the week with thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday. Some of these could be strong to severe. Mild temperatures and dry as we work into the weekend.
April 10th-16th: Mild with thunderstorm chances again on Sunday. Then cooling down through most of the week with slight chances for showers on Tuesday Wednesday. Warming up a bit for the weekend.
April 17th-23rd: Warm with thunderstorms to start the week. Some of these could be strong to severe. Mild temperatures for the rest of the week with thunderstorms again on Friday.
April 24th-30th: Warm with thunderstorm on Monday and Tuesday with showers sticking around through the middle of the week. Another system moves in for the weekend with thunderstorms that could be severe.
May 1st-7th: Mild with thunderstorms that could be severe to start the week. Temperatures cool down for the middle of the week with dry conditions. We warm back up late in the week with thunderstorms returning with a severe threat once again.
May 8th-14th: A cooler and dry start to the week with a warming trend through the middle of the week. Thunderstorm chances late in the week that could be severe.
May 15th-21st: Warm temperatures through the first half of the week. Thunderstorms during the middle of the week with a severe threat. Temperatures stay nice with thunderstorms returning for Saturday.