Good Tuesday afternoon.  I hope your week is going great so far.  I am off all week but still working at a conference in Kansas City.  However, I did want to update you on what to expect the next few days and of course your long range forecast.

The heat and the humidity are returning, but at the same time, we are also seeing chances for scattered thunderstorms a little later this week.  This is all due to an upper level wave and a tropical wave that are pushing through.  This is very interesting.  It fits the pattern perfectly and right on time with the 57 day cycle we have been in.  Take a look at Thursday.

You can see the wave working through the northern plains.  However, at the same time you can see the tropical system across eastern Texas.  Look at how this all fits together.  Lets go back 57 days, which is one cycle.

Lets go two cycles back to March 1st.

I hope you are used to the heat and humidity, we will see a lot of it this summer.

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 warm start to the week with scattered thunderstorms through Wednesday.  The heat and humidity pump in for the 4th of July weekend holiday.July 2nd-8th:  The holiday weekend looks great with hot temperatures through the 4th.  Warm the second half of the week with thunderstorm chances on the 5th.

July 9th-15th:  Hot and humid through the first half of the week.  It will turn a little cooler Thursday and Friday with a system working through with a few scattered thunderstorms.

July 16th-22nd:  Temps near 90 most of the week with pop up storms Sunday through Wednesday, and then again by the weekend.

 I will extend the long range forecast through the entire summer here in the next day or two.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS