Good Wednesday night and Thursday morning!  I hope you are having a great work week so far as it is flying right on by.  Mine has been going pretty good, but it has been busy and I am ready for the weekend.  I just remember that the tax deadline is almost here.  I did my taxes a while back but I owe the state of MO a chunk of change and I need to pay them money.  If you are in the same boat, I am sure you are as happy about that as I am.  The weather has been fairly decent the past couple of days and will actually get a little better as we work toward the weekend.  We have had a weak wave that has been passing through the southern plains that has given a lot of us clouds and even a few random showers the past couple of days.

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This weak wave will roll east over the next day and we will return to sunshine with great temperatures.  Highs over the next few days will be into the lower 70s.  Next system starts to work in over the weekend.  Take a look at it on Saturday.

Saturday 500

At this time, it is a fairly strong system across the Rockies, but most of the showers and thunderstorms are west of us.

Saturday precip

Our chances for showers and thunderstorms will start to increase late Sunday and into Monday.  However,  I am not looking at much of a severe threat due to our system stretching out and eventually cutting off.

Monday 500

By Monday, the system is cut-off from the main Jet Stream which means it is going to lose a lot of juice.  So I expect just scattered showers and a few thunderstorms.

Precip Monday

Rain chances until next Wednesday is the way it looks right now.  We are right on track with the #headypattern and it looks like our severe weather threat will start picking up again here in about 10-12 days.  More to come.

Doug

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

Next Week:  Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms from late Sunday through Wednesday.  Mild the rest of the week with thunderstorm chances returning by the weekend.

April 24th-30th: Warming up with thunderstorm to start the week on Sunday and Monday.  A second system rolls in late Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This second system could have strong to severe storms across the area.  Cooling down for the weekend.

May 1st-7th: Warm with thunderstorm chances that could be severe on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  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.