Good afternoon!  I hope your week is going great so far.  Mine hasn’t been to bad.  I am just trying to finish up all of my shopping and get some stuff done around the house before I head to work.  I am not a big shopper, so this Christmas shopping stuff isn’t very fun.

Much cooler temperatures for us today and this is the way it looks for the rest of the week.  We will warm up a bit over the weekend as a week wave passes through on Sunday and Monday.  However, it won’t have much moisture to work with and it looks like it will mature mainly east of the region.  So I am going to throw in just slight chances for rain in the forecast.

Monday precip

Our next system pushes in on Wednesday, right before Christmas Eve.  This is a stronger system but still a little disorganized.  I am interested to see if it will become more organized over the next week as it works in.  Also I am interested to see where it develops.  As of now it looks like again it will mainly mature just east of the region.  This means we wouldn’t see much moisture or cold air.  However, we do need to watch it.

Next Wednesday 500

This is the same system in the Heady Pattern that we had back on November 5th and 6th.

Nov 5th Wave

As you can see most of the moisture is east of the region.

Next Wednesday precip

So as of right now I am going to give us about a 10% chance for a white Christmas and dropping.  Lets see how this system looks over the next few days.  Their does look to be a stronger system working in the next week that we really need to watch.

Doug

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

Rest of the week:  Much cooler and mainly dry.

Next Week:  Rain chances return on Sunday and Monday.  Staying fairly mild through the first half of the week.  Rain chances return on Wednesday with slight chances for snow late Wednesday.  Cooler temperatures and mainly dry the rest of the week.

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.