Good Saturday morning!  I hope you had a great work week and of course ready for the weekend.  I take a ton of vacation time during the summer months due to the weather being well boring.  However, it is going to pick up a bit over the next week or so with some action across the region.  I will though be off work for the 10 days and I am looking forward to it.  Of course, I never can get away from work and will be keeping you updated.

We are still rolling in our 49 day cycle that has been in place since last July.  However, the new cycle has also taken shape and is still setting but getting close to completing.  I have been watching the new cycle since about May 18th or so and it is getting stronger each and every day.  The old 49 day cycle will slowly die over the next few months as the new cycle continues to take over.  As this occurs, I will long range forecast off of the new cycle.  This new cycle is actually a longer cycle and will be in place of the next 14 months before it completely dies off.  I can actually forecast off of it now but want it to fully complete first.  This is exciting for me, lol.

I hope you have enjoyed the heat and humidity.  Get used to it, expect a hot and humid summer here in the central plains.  Lets look at what is going on right now.

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We still have this huge ridge of high pressure giving us the heat and humidity.  However, one little weak wave that I circled in read that will fire a few thunderstorms over the weekend.  Highs will be up there over the weekend.

Saturday highs

However, we will see a few pop-up storms over the next couple of days.

Saturday precip

Much of the same for Sunday afternoon.

Sunday precip

Do you want to see what the summer will be like?

Next Saturday 500

See how the high pressure wants to continue to develop? UGH!  Hot and humid for the central plains!

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Doug

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

Next week:  Warm and humid with scattered thunderstorms at least through most of the week.  Temperatures will cool off just a bit toward the weekend.

June 19th-25th:  Warm temperatures with a few thunderstorms on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

June 26th-July 2nd:  Warm to hot week with an upper level wave hanging out most of the week giving us scattered thunderstorms across the region.

July 3rd-9th:  A warm start to the week with a warming trend through the week.  Mainly dry through the week.

July 10th-16th:  Hot with slight chances for storms to start the week.  Stay hot most of the week with a slight chance for storms by the weekend.

July 17th-23rd:  Another hot week with very slight chances for thunderstorms on Wednesday.

July 24th- 30th:  Hot with slight chances for thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.