Good Friday afternoon!  I hope your week has gone great! Mine has been pretty good, but a busy week.  I am always happy it is Friday and looking forward to the weekend.  I need to finish up some Christmas shopping over the next several days plus the wrapping of the presents.  I am not the best at wrapping presents but I do get it done.  After a little light snow in SE KS, NE OK, SW MO and NW AR yesterday, temperatures will continue to warm up a bit over the weekend.  Our next system works in on Sunday with a few showers.  This system doesn’t have a lot of moisture to work with, but I still think we will see scattered showers across the central plains.  Lets take a look.

Sunday 500

Here is the weak wave rolling through, now lets drop to the surface.

Sunday precip

We will stay fairly mild into next week with another wave right before Christmas.  Again this wave is weak and disorganized.  This system will get its act together as it passes by the central plains.

Christmas Eve 500

I don’t expect to see more than a few random showers next Wednesday and Thursday.

Christmas Eve Precip

This system now puts us right in line with what we had in early November with the Heady Pattern.  November was a very active month for the HP.  We have another system that will move in starting next weekend and early the following week right now schedule.  Lets jump ahead to about the 27th.

Sunday 27th 500

This is a model out-put but it is getting the general idea of what should happen.  We will have another fairly strong system working through.

Sunday 27th precip

This big question is will it be rain, snow or ice?

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 few showers on Sunday, then mild and fairly nice through the middle of the week.  We could see a few more showers popping up on Wednesday and into Christmas Eve, but this doesn’t look like a big deal.  Briefly cooler for Christmas Eve, but warmer for the holiday weekend.

December 27th-2nd:  Cool with rain and snow chances to start the week.  The second half of the week should be dry with temperatures warming up a bit.

January 3rd-9th:  Mild with rain chances to start the week.  Cooler temperatures with wintry weather possible on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Staying cool and mainly dry the rest of the week.

January 10th-16th:  Mild temperatures return with rain chances for the middle of the week.  This system will be interesting as it will be prolonged and could have wintry weather on the backside by the weekend.