Latest updated blog: Heat continue, but changes are coming. -Doug
Heat continue, but changes are coming. -Doug
Good Thursday night! I hope your week has been great so far. Mine has been busy, but good. My son has a big scan tomorrow to see what progress we have made with his sarcoma. We need good news. Then he has round 5 of chemo next week. When I am not with him, I am trying to get caught up on stuff around the house. That was never ending before all of this, lol. Plus, I am over this summer heat. Even though it hasn’t been a terrible summer, I would love some cooler temperatures. Thankfully we are going to get some here soon.
More scattered thunderstorms back in late tonight and Friday morning. However, most of these are going to be in our southern counties, especially in NE OK and NW AR. The KS and MO side won’t see much action. These will get going mainly after 2 AM.
These will last into the morning, but again mainly our southern counties.
Then of course, hot and humid once again.
But most of the day will be dry. I think the afternoon we should have partly to mostly sunny skies. The heat index will be up there though. This is how it really feels outside. We should push 100 on the heat indices during the afternoon.
Changes rolling in during the weekend. A cold front will push through the region on Saturday. This will also give us some scattered afternoon storms.
Now, it will bring cooler temperatures and much lower humidity. As surface high pressure works in early in the week, we are going to get some nice temperatures.
We will have highs into the lower 80s and overnight lows near 60, which is pretty nice in the month of August.
Down the road: Of course the following week we will start to warm things back up. But, we will continue to have numerous rain chances which is nice in the summer months. The new Heady Pattern is now in morphing stage. We are going from the old pattern to the new pattern over the next 5 weeks. We are already about 20% new and 80% old. I get so excited this time of the year as the new pattern goes into effect. We have switched into a weak La Nina/Neutral stage which will influence the new Heady Pattern. Most likely, we will have a colder winter than last year, and not as wet as what we have seen with this current pattern. I will learn so much over the next month as the new Heady Pattern shows itself. Plus, I will learn what the new cycle length is that will stick for the next year. Much more to come on this. Long range forecast is below.
Enjoy your Friday! Almost the weekend!
Long range forecast into September:
Next Friday-Saturday: Warm, mainly upper 80s with continued slight chances for thunderstorms.
August 23rd-29th: Mainly a hot week with temperatures near 90 if not low to mid 90s. Scattered thunderstorms on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
August 30th-September 5th: Most of the week will be warm with 80s for highs. Heating up a bit heading into the holiday weekend. Scattered thunderstorm chances continue just about each and every day.
September 6th-12th: Mainly a warm week with highs into the 80s. We will cool down a bit by the weekend which will be nice. Slight chances for thunderstorms on Labor Day and Tuesday. Then scattered thunderstorms again on Thursday and Friday with a cold front shifting through the area.
September 13th-19th: A warm start but most of the week will be mild. Thunderstorms with a cold front on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The rest of the week will be dry and nice!