Tuesday Afternoon November 5th – Rain chances ready to roll back in
Along with another cool down
JOPLIN, Mo. — Good Tuesday afternoon, everyone. Our day has been pretty good to us so far. We had to start on a bit of a cold note this morning with lows around 40°. Thankfully, mostly sunny skies and a light easterly breeze have allowed us to warm back into the middle 50s to start the afternoon out. With our mostly sunny skies, that means we don’t have anything on the radar below over the area…
The rest of the day will continue to have mostly sunny skies with a light easterly breeze in place. As far as afternoon highs, it will be a touch cooler compared to yesterday. Areas in southwest Missouri will have highs around 59 while our corners of Kansas and Oklahoma will have lower 60s for highs today…
Even though our evening will start off on a quiet note, our next cold front will be ready to roll out of the northern Plains/Rockies and head our way. Ahead of the approaching front, returning moisture from a south wind will bring the clouds back in. Additional moisture will result in scattered showers that’ll pick up overnight and for the AM drive Wednesday…
Even if we get a break in the rain chances during the day on Wednesday, the clouds will stick with us and allow us to climb to about 60° for the afternoon. Heading into Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, the passing cold front will interact with more moisture on top of the area. That will mean a better shot for scattered to widespread areas of rain late Wednesday evening and heading into the AM drive Thursday…
Once we get past the AM rain chances Thursday, skies will start to turn partly sunny and we’ll get a chance to dry out…
Expected rain amounts from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning look to be the greatest along and south of I-44. Our northern areas could pick up rain amounts between a quarter inch and a half inch. The rest of the area could see rain amounts between half an inch to almost 2 inches in some spots…
This cold front on the way will also cool us down to get the weekend ahead of us started. After we have lows drop into the middle 20s Friday morning, our partly sunny skies behind the front will only allow highs to climb back into the middle to upper 40s…
We’ll stay dry for the rest of the weekend as temperatures continue to recover. However, another cold front will work in for early next week with quite a cool down to start the new work/school week out. Don’t forget that Doug updated the long range forecast out through Christmas. He has what you can expect over the next several weeks down below.
Have a great Tuesday!
Long range forecast through late November:
LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.
Next Week: A cooler start to the week with rain chances on Sunday and Monday. If we can get cold enough, mixing with a little snow. Stays cool through the middle of the week.
November 17th-23rd: Temperatures up and down all week with several storm systems working through. Mild start, but a system in on Sunday and Monday with showers cooling us down by Tuesday. Rain chances and possibly some snow in by Thursday and Friday. Cooler for the weekend.
November 24th-30th: A mild first half of the week. However, turning colder for Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend. Rain chances in on Wednesday, Thanksgiving and Black Friday. However, we could go over to snow by Friday, something to watch.
December 1st-7th: Mild start but a storm system in on Sunday and Monday. Rain and snow chances and turning colder through the middle of the week. Rain and snow chances back in on Friday and Saturday.
December 8th-14th: Mainly a cool week with rain chances on Wednesday.
December 15th-21st: Mild start, but then back to chilly/cold temperatures most of the week. Rain and snow chances Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Another system in with rain or snow chances on Friday and Saturday.
December 22nd-28th: Mainly a cold week once again. Rain and snow chances on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the 26th.
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