Good Saturday afternoon!  I hope your weekend is going great so far.  I am trying to get a little work done before Stacey, Christian and I shoot up to KC this afternoon.  Stacey and my mom are heading to see the nutcracker which I have zero interest in seeing.  So my son an I are going to a Christmas party with some high school friends.

Update on my sister as a lot of people ask.  She is fighting away with her breast cancer.  She has now gone through 2 major rounds of chemo and has been fighting the sickness and is super tired.  She still has several surgeries she will have to have once she finishes up the big dog chemo treatments.  However, she seems to be responding fairly well.  Gina and I argue over KU and MU.  Of course I graduated from KU back in 2002.  So over the past couple of years I have given her a couple KU gifts, lol.  Of course I get some MU gifts in return, ugh.  This is what I got in the mail the other day.

MU

Oh I have a pretty good idea where I will display this, lol.  I will let you know soon, ha ha ha ha.  Let the games continue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The weather has been great so far today.  We will see highs into the 50s over the weekend.  Lets see where we are at in the Heady Pattern.

Today 500

You can see the wave across the NE and then the second wave dropping into the SW US.  So lets go back to November 2nd.  You will be able to see that same look in the pattern.  In a sense today is November 2nd.

November 2nd

You can see the very similar look.  This will hold with our storm systems working out day by day.  Late tomorrow and into Monday we have a week system working out that will give us a few scattered showers.  This system won’t have a ton of moisture to work with but it will give us a lot of wind tomorrow and some scattered showers.

Monday AM

Showers will last into Monday morning and then push off toward the east.

Most of the week we will have nice mild temperatures heading into Christmas.  Our next wave moves in on Wednesday and into Christmas Eve.

Wednesday 500

You can see this system sliding across the northern plains on Wednesday.  However, again this sytem will struggle for moisture.

Wednesday surface

So we could have a few showers on Wednesday and that should be about it.  Travel on Wednesday and Thursday should be pretty decent across the central plains.   The holiday weekend looks a little different.  We have a stronger wave that will drop into the southern plains.  This system should produce heavier amounts of rain across the region.

Next Sunday

You can see the stronger system dropping deep in the SW.  This is the same system we had back on November 10th and 11th.

Nov. 11th

This time around with a stronger jet it should drop a little farther to the south.  Showers and thunderstorms will spread in next weekend.

Next Sunday precip

The big question is will we get cold air to give us our first winter storm of the season.  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:  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.  Showers and thunderstorms spread in for the 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.