Good Wednesday night!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  Mine has been pretty good just so busy with all of these Christmas parades.  However, it will calm down the rest of the week.  Plus it has been pretty cold the past couple of days.  Well we are definitely a lot colder than what we have seen over the past several weeks.  Let me show you what is going.

We have the huge ridge out west and the huge trough in the central plains which has brought the cold air south.  We will have another surge on Thursday with some colder air.  Even though we have the cold air, we can’t get any gulf moisture with this north flow.  So we see flurries and that is it.  The weekend or second half of the weekend warms just a bit.

You can see the trough shifts east taking the coldest air with it.  However, it won’t last long as by next Tuesday the cold air slides right back in.  Lets jump to late next week.

You can see how our troughs starts digging a little farther west.  This is what we need to get some gulf moisture.  This is when we will have a couple week stretch of some wintry weather.

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 mild start but cooling right back down late on Monday.  We should warm a bit late in the week and then back down on Friday and Saturday.  We will have a least slight chances for rain or snow into the weekend.

December 17th-23rd:  Another cold week with rain and snow chances on Monday and Tuesday.  Another system rolls in on Thursday and Friday with rain and snow chances.

December 24th-30th:  A cool start to the week with mild temperatures working in after Christmas.  There is a slight chances for rain on Christmas and again on Friday.

December 31st-January 6th:  Up and down temperatures through the week with three cold fronts passing through.  Rain chances on Sunday and Monday.  Then slight chances for rain on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

January 7th-14th:  Mainly a mild week with rain or snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday as it briefly turns cooler.

January 15th-20th:  Cold air works back in with rain and snow chances on Tuesday, Thursday and slight chances on Saturday.

January 21st-27th:  Another cold week with snow chances on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

DOUG HEADYHEADY PATTERNMETEOROLOGISTSEVERE WEATHERTHUNDERSTORMS