Good Wednesday morning.  I hope your week is going great so far.  Mine is going pretty good so far.  I have a busy day today.  I need to change the rear brakes on my SUV, and one of the breaks has a busted caliper.  Ugh, not looking forward to that.  However, I am going to make my son get outside in the heat and sweat with me and at least watch what I am doing.  I think it is good for him, it is better than playing mind craft on my ipad.

The fairly wet summer pattern continues which is common for a La Nina summer.  Remember we are still in the old Heady Pattern but we are switching to the new pattern right now.  Plus it is influenced by La Nina which will be the case for the next year.  This is why the wet weather has picked up and will continue to be the case across the central plains for the next several months.

Another hot and humid day today with a few PM isolated storms with some tropical moisture popping up.

Wednesday PM

This will continue into Thursday.  Hot and humid with a few pop-up PM storms.  However, on Friday a cold front starts to sag south.

Friday 500

You can see the dip or slight dip in the Jet Stream.  We consider that a dip this time of the year.  This will drag a cold front south.

Friday PM

As this front sags south this will give the entire central plains great chances for scattered thunderstorms on Friday afternoon, night and into Saturday.  Here is a look at Saturday.

Saturday PM

Rain chances will start to decrease on Sunday.  Make sure you check out my long range forecast out below.

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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 with slight chances for thunderstorms each day.

August 21st-27th:  Warm through most of the week with thunderstorm chances through Tuesday.  The middle of the week should be dry with a few scattered thunderstorms returning by the weekend.

August 28th-September 3rd:  A hot week with just slight chances for thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday.

September 4th-10th:  Hot most of the week with temperatures cooling down just a bit by the weekend.  Thunderstorm chances on Friday and Saturday.

September 11th-17th:  A warm start to the week with mild temperatures settling in the rest of the week.  Rain chances on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  The rest of the week will be on the dry side.