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Thursday Night/Friday Morning: Update on upcoming weather and your long range forecast.

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

We have been so dry that past couple of month, but something has to break.  We are entering a stretch of the pattern that will most likely give us arctic air and some wintry weather.  I put together a video blog to help explain what I am looking at.

I will keep you up to date on all of the changes.  Remember, my long range forecast is posted below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Then a stretch of nice weather through Thursday.  An arctic front drops through Thursday night and we could see a light wintry mix on Friday.

December 24th-30th:  A cold start to the week with rain, ice and snow chances on Christmas Eve and Day.  We do have a second wave on Wednesday, but I don’t think we will have the moisture.  Rain and snow chances return for the weekend.

December 31st-January 6th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures returning by mid week.  Also rain chances on Thursday and Friday.  If we can get any cool air, we could mix or change to snow on Thursday.  Cold temperatures into the weekend.

January 7th-14th:  Mainly a cool week with slight chances for rain on Thursday.

January 15th-20th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Cool for a few days before mild temperatures return late in the week.

January 21st-27th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Much colder the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Tuesday Evening Blog: The next two weeks looking INTERESTING

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Pattern Background:

The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th.  The pattern is how storm systems will react.  In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place.  The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long.  If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long.  That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now.  I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it.  We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it.  A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look.  It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally.  Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year. 

We have been so dry that past couple of month, but something has to break.  We are entering a stretch of the pattern that will most likely give us arctic air and some wintry weather.  I put together a video blog to help explain what I am looking at.

I will keep you up to date on all of the changes.  Remember, my long range forecast is posted below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  A chilly start to the week with rain chances on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  We need to watch this system to see if we can get any cool air but right now it looks like all rain.  We warm up a bit for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  A system works in on Friday and early Saturday.  This will give us some showers and drop an arctic front through the area.  This means much colder temperatures for the holiday weekend.

December 24th-30th:  A cold start to the week with rain, ice and snow chances on Christmas Eve and Day.  A second wave should roll through with rain, ice and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.  These will need to be watched very closely.  Staying fairly cold the rest of the week with rain and snow chances on Friday and Saturday.

December 31st-January 6th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures returning by mid week.  Also rain chances on Thursday and Friday.  If we can get any cool air, we could mix or change to snow on Thursday.  Cold temperatures into the weekend.

January 7th-14th:  Mainly a cool week with slight chances for rain on Thursday.

January 15th-20th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Cool for a few days before mild temperatures return late in the week.

January 21st-27th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Much colder the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Wednesday Night Blog: Much colder but what about snow?

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Good Wednesday night!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  Mine has been pretty good just so busy with all of these Christmas parades.  However, it will calm down the rest of the week.  Plus it has been pretty cold the past couple of days.  Well we are definitely a lot colder than what we have seen over the past several weeks.  Let me show you what is going.

We have the huge ridge out west and the huge trough in the central plains which has brought the cold air south.  We will have another surge on Thursday with some colder air.  Even though we have the cold air, we can’t get any gulf moisture with this north flow.  So we see flurries and that is it.  The weekend or second half of the weekend warms just a bit.

You can see the trough shifts east taking the coldest air with it.  However, it won’t last long as by next Tuesday the cold air slides right back in.  Lets jump to late next week.

You can see how our troughs starts digging a little farther west.  This is what we need to get some gulf moisture.  This is when we will have a couple week stretch of some wintry weather.

Doug

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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 but cooling right back down late on Monday.  We should warm a bit late in the week and then back down on Friday and Saturday.  We will have a least slight chances for rain or snow into the weekend.

December 17th-23rd:  Another cold week with rain and snow chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Another system rolls in on Thursday and Friday with rain and snow chances.

December 24th-30th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures working in after Christmas.  There is a slight chances for rain on Christmas and again on Friday.

December 31st-January 6th:  Up and down temperatures through the week with three cold fronts passing through.  Rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Then slight chances for rain on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

January 7th-14th:  Mainly a mild week with rain or snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday as it briefly turns cooler.

January 15th-20th:  Cold air works back in with rain and snow chances on Tuesday, Thursday and slight chances on Saturday.

January 21st-27th:  Another cold week with snow chances on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Friday night blog: Plus long range forecast.

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Good Friday evening!  I hope you all had a fantastic week!  Mine was actually pretty good.  However, I am very ready for the weekend.  The weather is going to be nice and I would love to get outside and do a few things before the cold temperatures work in next week.  Lets look at this.  A strong cold front will work in late on Monday.

With this front, we will see scattered showers late Monday, Monday night and into Tuesday morning.  Then the much colder temperatures will arrive.  Look at our upper level map for next Tuesday.

The pattern is blocking up, this will allow arctic air to sink south and sit on us for a few weeks.  Check out my detailed long range forecast below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Turning much colder through the week with rain chances on Monday.  We could see a little light rain/snow mix on Wednesday.  Cold with slight chances for snow on Thursday and Friday.

December 10th-16th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Staying cold into the weekend.

December 17th-23rd:  Another cold week with rain and snow chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Another system rolls in on Thursday and Friday with rain and snow chances.

December 24th-30th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures working in after Christmas.  There is a slight chances for rain on Christmas and again on Friday.

December 31st-January 6th:  Up and down temperatures through the week with three cold fronts passing through.  Rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Then slight chances for rain on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

January 7th-14th:  Mainly a mild week with rain or snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday as it briefly turns cooler.

January 15th-20th:  Cold air works back in with rain and snow chances on Tuesday, Thursday and slight chances on Saturday.

January 21st-27th:  Another cold week with snow chances on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Wednesday Night/Thursday Morning: Winter Forecast And Long Range Forecast!

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I hope you are having a fantastic week so hard.  It has been a busy day getting the winter forecast all put together.  Nick and I have the break down for you.

Also your long range forecast is below.

BACKGROUND:

I found this pattern when I was sophomore in college back in 1999.  I used to show my professor my ideas and he would just look at me like this isn’t possible.  However, I continued to work on it over the next few years.  In 2001, I started working with Gary Lezak out of Kansas City.  I did morning weather in Kansas City back in those days.  Gary also noticed that pattern and we worked hard on research together over the next several years.  Gary calls the pattern the LRC, and I call it the Heady Pattern.  Obviously we have very similar ideas but also have some different theories on how things work.  The craziest thing is that we are the only two people who have discovered this.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Turning much colder through the week with rain chances on Monday.  We could see a little light rain/snow mix on Wednesday.  Cold with slight chances for snow on Thursday and Friday.

December 10th-16th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Staying cold into the weekend.

December 17th-23rd:  Another cold week with rain and snow chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Another system rolls in on Thursday and Friday with rain and snow chances.

December 24th-30th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures working in after Christmas.  There is a slight chances for rain on Christmas and again on Friday.

December 31st-January 6th:  Up and down temperatures through the week with three cold fronts passing through.  Rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Then slight chances for rain on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

January 7th-14th:  Mainly a mild week with rain or snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday as it briefly turns cooler.

January 15th-20th:  Cold air works back in with rain and snow chances on Tuesday, Thursday and slight chances on Saturday.

January 21st-27th:  Another cold week with snow chances on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Thanksgiving Day Blog: When we will see changes?

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Happy almost Thanksgiving.  I hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend and stay away from the food coma.  I am actually hosting thanksgiving.  My family has no clue what they are in for, lol.  At least the weather will be great over the next few days.

We keep getting cold fronts but we haven’t had any moisture.  This won’t last for to much longer.  Let me show you what is going on.  Here is what the pattern is like for us right now.

We keep getting cold front but no moisture.  See the big High out across the SW, we can’t tap into the Gulf of Mexico.  This is about a 2 week stretch of the new pattern so we will have boring times.  However, we do start to see some changes next week.

The jet starts to buckle just a bit.

Here in about two weeks, we get system digging in the SW US with cold air in place.  It will get interesting but we just have to wait.

Make sure you check out my long range forecast below.

BACKGROUND:

I found this pattern when I was sophomore in college back in 1999.  I used to show my professor my ideas and he would just look at me like this isn’t possible.  However, I continued to work on it over the next few years.  In 2001, I started working with Gary Lezak out of Kansas City.  I did morning weather in Kansas City back in those days.  Gary also noticed that pattern and we worked hard on research together over the next several years.  Gary calls the pattern the LRC, and I call it the Heady Pattern.  Obviously we have very similar ideas but also have some different theories on how things work.  The craziest thing is that we are the only two people who have discovered this.

Doug

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dheady@koamtv.com

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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 but cooling down by mid week.  We will warm up a bit late in the week.  A slight chance for rain on Tuesday.

December 3rd-9th:  A mild start to the week but turning much cooler the second half of the week.  Rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.

December 10th-16th:  Mainly a cold week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.

December 17th-23rd:  Another cool start but mild temps return for the middle of the week.  Rain and snow chances on Thursday and Friday.

December 24th-30th:  Cool with slight chances for rain and snow on Christmas Eve and day.  Then cold the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Friday Night/Saturday AM Blog: Quick look at the winter

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Good Friday night/Saturday morning.  Enjoy the colder temperatures for the weekend, ugh.  However, it is almost Thanksgiving so it is time to have this kind of weather.  I wanted to give you a quick overview of what I am looking at for the winter.  I will give you specifics on my forecast here in about a week and a half, but here is the general overview.  Remember, the Heady Pattern set-up from September 20th through October 10th.  When I say the pattern, that means how storm systems react.  Until next September 20th, this pattern will be in place.  Now the cycle length is how often does the same looking system return.  Last year was a length of 57.5 days.  This year is shorter and is just shy of 50 days.

I found this pattern when I was sophomore in college back in 1999.  I used to show my professor my ideas and he would just look at me like this isn’t possible.  However, I continued to work on it over the next few years.  In 2001, I started working with Gary Lezak out of Kansas City.  I did morning weather in Kansas City back in those days.  Gary also noticed that pattern and we worked hard on research together over the next several years.  Gary calls the pattern the LRC, and I call it the Heady Pattern.  Obviously we have very similar ideas but also have some different theories on how things work.  The craziest thing is that we are the only two people who have discovered this.

So lets look at this winter.  When I look at our temperatures, I expect us to be below average this winter.

December will be fairly cold.  January most likely will be near average, while February we drop below average once again.  What about snow?  We average 16″ of snow.  However, two winters ago we set the record low with 2″.  Last year we only had 2.5″  That is an amazing low total of 4.5″ over the past two winters.  I am not sure the number I am going to shoot for yet this winter.  However, I do think we will be average or a little above.

We will dig into this much more over the next week.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Decent temperatures through the week with temperatures mainly in the 50s.  We will warm up a bit on Friday into Saturday.

November 26th-December 2nd:  Mainly a cool week with slight chances for rain on Sunday.  then another system by mid week with a few showers or possible snow showers.

December 3rd-9th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday with much colder temperatures working in the second half of the week.

December 10th-16th:  Cold through the week with rain or snow chances to start to the week.  Additional rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.

December 17th-23rd:  Mainly a cold week with snow chances on Tuesday.

December 24th-30th:  Warming up for Christmas with some rain chances.  Mainly cold and dry the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Monday Night Blog: Pattern is picking up!

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Good Monday night!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  Mine was pretty good.  My son and I shot down to Tulsa to hang out with my best friend and his family.  We packed a ton into the weekend which always seems to be the case.  Yesterday before we left, we shot off some rockets.  You remember the type you had to build in middles school.  Christian loved it!

Well as you can see it was cloudy and gloomy.  This will be the case over the next couple of days.  A cold front will roll through Tuesday night and give us more showers.

Thankfully, our temperatures will warm up the second half of the week.  However, another cold front with showers on late Friday.

This will cool us right back down for the weekend.

 

Pattern:

Now, in the pattern we have a recurring cycle.  This years cycle is close to 50 days.  This cycle set up back in August but now is in full swing now that it is reacting to the new pattern.  Could we possibly go a third winter with less than 3″ of snow.  We have had a total of 4.5″ over the past two winters.  We average 16″ per winter.  That is just insane!  I am a huge snow lover and I am hoping for at least and average winter this year.  I really need about 2-3 more weeks to see how our cycle fully reacts with the new pattern.  Take a look at the upper level map on Thursday.  Lets jump out a couple of weeks to about November 29th.  This is when we get back into the active stretch of the pattern.  Remember we saw three severe weather events which is high in the month of October.

See the two storms I circled.  This is going to be our first shot at wintry weather.  Lets go back to last time these rolled through on October 10th.

We will be digging into all of this much more over the next couple of weeks.  I will do my winter forecast here in a week or two.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Warming up at the beginning of the week with rain chances Tuesday and Wednesday.  Temperatures cool off for the holiday.

November 26th-December 2nd:  Mainly a cool week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday, then again on Friday and Saturday.

December 3rd-9th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday with much colder temperatures working in the second half of the week.

December 10th-16th:  Cold through the week with rain or snow chances to start to the week.  Additional rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.

December 17th-23rd:  Mainly a cold week with snow chances on Tuesday.

December 24th-30th:  Warming up for Christmas with some rain chances.  Mainly cold and dry the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Friday AM Blog: Lets check out the pattern.

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Good Friday morning!  I wanted to go over what is going on with the pattern as of late.  Remember, the pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until about October 10th.  When I say pattern, that means how storm systems will react for the next year.  Our pattern is influenced by El Nino and La Nina, but it is the pattern that will decide if we have an active winter and spring.  Will we have a hot summer and a lot of hurricanes?  Now, in the pattern we have a recurring cycle.  This years cycle is close to 50 days.  This cycle set up back in August but now is in full swing now that it is reacting to the new pattern.  Could we possibly go a third winter with less than 3″ of snow.  We have had a total of 4.5″ over the past two winters.  We average 16″ per winter.  That is just insane!  I am a huge snow lover and I am hoping for at least and average winter this year.  I really need about 2-3 more weeks to see how our cycle fully reacts with the new pattern.  Take a look at the upper level map on Thursday.

I marked several things on this map.  In the purple is the Jet Stream.  In the blue is the colder air sinking south, which is why we have been cool as of late.  In the orange is how we need storm systems to track for winter weather.

Encouraging thoughts: 

From what I have seen so far, we should have some good arctic blasts.  Obviously if you are super cold, then you will get snow is a storm system moves in.  We had three severe weather outbreaks in October, that means at least part of the pattern is pretty active.

Discouraging thoughts:

We have hardly had a drop of rain so far in November.

There is a lot to watch, so I will keep you updated.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  Mild temperatures most of the week with rain chances Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Cooling down a bit next weekend.

November 19th-25th:  A cold start to the week with mild temperatures by the middle of the week.  Rain chances Wednesday through Friday with cooler temps by the weekend.

November 26th-December 2nd:  Mainly a cool week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday, then again on Friday and Saturday.

December 3rd-9th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday with much colder temperatures working in the second half of the week.

December 10th-16th:  Cold through the week with rain or snow chances to start to the week.  Additional rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.

December 17th-23rd:  Mainly a cold week with snow chances on Tuesday.

December 24th-30th:  Warming up for Christmas with some rain chances.  Mainly cold and dry the rest of the week.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS

Tuesday Evening Blog: Active pattern, long range forecast

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Good Tuesday evening!  Or happy Halloween!  I went to my sons school party today but didn’t get a chance to take him out trick or treating after I had surgery on my ankle last week.  I don’t think I would be able to keep up with him.  However, I am SURE I can still swipe some of his candy!!!!  Well, what a raw nasty evening.  We have even had a few snow showers in our northern counties.  Lets go over what the next few days look like and then talk about the pattern and long range forecast.  We will warm up over the next few days.  In fact I think we will be well into the 70s on Thursday.

On Friday, another cold front slides through with a few showers.

A few showers on Friday, but this front shoots north on Saturday and we soar back into the 70s.  I bet we hit 80 on Sunday.

So lets look at the pattern.  Lets look at the upper levels for Wednesday.

The Jet Stream is getting stronger. You can see all of the storm system lining up.  Remember we have been in the new cycle now for almost 3 months, but the new pattern has been going on for about a month now.  When I look at it, it should be much more active than the past two winters.  The set-up you see above is going to give us big arctic blasts of air and with the active Jet Stream, it should set us up for some pretty good snows.  I will do my winter forecast about a month out from Winter, so around Thanksgiving.  Check out my long range forecast below.

Doug

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LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.

Next Week:  A couple system work through the first half of the week with mild temperatures and rain chances.  A third wave with a few showers for Friday and Saturday.

November 12th-18th:  A cool and dry start to the week with mild temperatures returning by Tuesday.  Rain chances on Tuesday through Friday with colder temperatures by the weekend.

November 19th-25th:  A cold start to the week with mild temperatures by the middle of the week.  Rain chances Wednesday through Friday with cooler temps by the weekend.

November 26th-December 2nd:  Mainly a cool week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday, then again on Friday and Saturday.

December 3rd-9th:  A mild start to the week with rain chances on Tuesday and Wednesday with much colder temperatures working in the second half of the week.

December 10th-16th:  Cold through the week with rain or snow chances to start to the week.  Additional rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS