I hope you have had a great week so far.  Mine has been pretty good, but definitely on the busy side.  I had the stomach flu last week and of course my son got it this week.  That is never fun for a kid on his spring break or a parent taking care of a kid!!!  Also last night was a busy night with thunderstorms across the region and back to the cold temperatures for us today.  Spring around here is wild as you never really have spring.  You seem to have summer one day and then back to winter the next.  So you get an average of what is called spring for a few months.  At least temperatures warm up a bit on Friday as most areas are back into the lower 60s.

Friday temperatures

Temperatures stay pretty good on Saturday even though scattered showers work back into the central plains for the morning hours.

Saturday AM precip

This is the first weaker wave.  The stronger wave will work in Saturday night and on Easter Sunday.  Lets take a look.

Saturday 500

I circled the wave dropping into the plain states.  You can see this same wave 50 days ago in our pattern.

Feb 5th

Here is a look at February 5th.  This will give us cold showers across the region on Sunday.

Sunday precip

Even across central KS, we could see a mix of snow and some light accumulations.  Temperatures will warm back up early next week with thunderstorms and possibly severe weather returning by the middle of 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: Warming back up early in the week with thunderstorm chances on Wednesday that could be on the strong to severe side.  Left over cooler showers on Thursday.  Cooler but dry on Friday and Saturday.

April 3rd-9th: A mild start to the week with chances for thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday.  Another wave works in with thunderstorm chances again on Wednesday.  Warming up the rest of the week with thunderstorm chances again on Friday.

April 10th-16th: Mild with slight chances for thunderstorms on Monday.  Good chances for storms on Wednesday with cooler temperatures working in for the rest of the week.

April 17th-23rd: Thunderstorm chances that could be severe to start the week.  Then mild temperatures the rest of the week with slight chances for storms on Friday and Saturday.

April 24th-30th: Warming up for the beginning of the week with good chances for storms by the middle of the week.  Mild temperatures the rest of the week with slight chances for storms on Friday and Saturday.

May 1st-7th: A warming trend through the week with good chances for storms on Wednesday and Thursday that could be severe.  Mild and dry the rest of the week.

May 8th-14th: A warm start to the week with good chances for storms that could be severe on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Cooling down for the weekend.

May 15th-21st: Warm with thunderstorms on Sunday.  Mild temperatures Monday and Tuesday with slight chances for storms on Tuesday.  Warming back up the rest of the week with thunderstorm chances on Friday and Saturday that could be severe.

May 22nd-28th:  Warm through the first half of the week with thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Mild temperatures the second half of the week.

May 29th-June4th:  Mild temperatures with very slight chances for storms to start the week.  Warm the rest of the week with better chances for storms on Thursday.

June 5th-11th:  Warm with thunderstorm chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Staying warm through most of the week with additional thunderstorm chances on Thursday and Saturday.

June 12th-18th:  Warm with slight chances for thunderstorms each day this week as we work into more of a summertime pattern.