Good Friday night!  I hope you had a great week and of course looking forward to the weekend.  I am always looking forward to the weekends.  I have so many things I need/want to get done this weekend I don’t even know where to start.  I just made a list and it was long, super long.  I know realistically I am not going to get half of the stuff done, but at least I have it written down and can start digging at it.  It is to bad the weather won’t be nicer like we have seen over the past several weekends.  I would really like to get outside and do several things.  However, temperatures are going to really struggle for everyone across the central plains.  Check out the temperatures for Saturday morning.

Sunday AM Temps

We have freeze warnings out for a lot of the central plains as the freezing line will dig into northern Texas.  During the day on Saturday, we will struggle to warm up.

Saturday PM Temps

High temps will only be in the upper 40s across KS and MO.  Only around 50 degrees in northern OK and AR.  Again Saturday night, the freezing line takes another dip south.

Sunday AM Temps

Now spring officially begins at 11:31pm on Saturday night.  It just isn’t going to feel like it over the weekend.  We do start to warm back up into the 60s and 70s on Monday and Tuesday ahead of our next storm system.  Lets take a look.

Wednesday 500

This is the upper level map for Wednesday.  You can see the storm system swinging out into the central plains.  This is right on track with the Heady Pattern as we saw this exact same thing in the previous 5 cycles.  Lets look at the past two, here is February 2nd.

Feb 2nd

You can see this same system just like you can on December 13th.

Dec 13th

This should give us scattered showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon this time around.  As of right now this isn’t the best severe weather set-up but definitely needs to be watched.  Here is the surface map for Wednesday night.

Precip Wednesday

We should have scattered thunderstorms pop-up in the red circle.  I will watch this over the next few days and see how this shakes out.

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 early in the week with thunderstorm chances on Wednesday and Thursday.  Cooling down on Friday with temperatures moderating once again for Saturday.  Another system will roll in on Saturday with scattered thunderstorms working in.

March 27th-April 2nd:  A chilly start to the week with rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Mild temperatures return for the middle of the week with thunderstorms on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Cooling back down on Saturday.

April 3rd-9th: Mild with thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.  Temperatures warm up late in the week with thunderstorms on Saturday.

April 10th-16th: Mild temperatures through the week with thunderstorm chances on Monday and then again on Wednesday and Thursday.  Some of these could be severe during the middle of the week.  Cooling down for the weekend.

April 17th-23rd: Mild with slight chances for thunderstorms on Monday. Up and down temperatures most of the week with thunderstorm chances returning for Saturday.

April 24th-30th: Mild and dry through the first half of the week with thunderstorms on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

May 1st-7th: Mainly a mild with just slight chances for showers on Sunday and Monday. The rest of the week will be mainly dry.

May 8th-14th: Warm with thunderstorms to start the week that could be strong to severe. The second half of the week should be calm and mild.

May 15th-21st: A mild start to the week with thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday. Warm with severe storms possible on Wednesday with our next system. The rest of the week looks good.