Tuesday Evening October 29th – Messy Wednesday lined up for us
Rain chances & some wintry weather as well
JOPLIN, Mo. — Good Tuesday evening, everyone. Today was another day that was probably best spent inside to stay warm. Sure enough, it was a cool and cloudy day as we saw rain chances pick back up this afternoon. Unfortunately, we won’t shake off the rain chances on the radar below as we work through the rest of the evening and tonight…
Our rain chances that returned this afternoon is courtesy of our next upper level wave coming out of the Rocky Mountains. It will start to push into the Central Plains as we work into Wednesday morning…
As far as temperatures go, this wave won’t allow us to go anywhere for the rest of tonight and for a good portion of Wednesday. Temperatures will hold steady in the middle to upper 30s tonight and that’s as warm as we’ll get for Wednesday…
With this wave and the temperature setup, most of us will see rain through tonight and going into Wednesday morning. However, our far northern counties could see a little wintry mix (a bit of snow and sleet) mix in with the rain at times to start the day…
As colder air at the surface and aloft start to push in from the west Wednesday afternoon, we’ll see our rain transition to a rain/sleet/snow mix across the area. Southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma will see this switch first before it works into southwestern Missouri late in the afternoon…
By Wednesday evening and night, we will have temperatures dropping below freezing at the surface and aloft across the area. With moisture still around with this wave, we will have a period of snow that will have to work through the area. This chance for snow should be completely out of here before sunrise on Halloween…
As far as additional rain amounts, we’ll be fair game to pick up another half inch to 1.5 inches before we see the wintry weather possibilities take hold. As far as snow accumulations stack up, the heavier amounts will stay up to our north from Kansas City into northern Missouri. We wouldn’t be surprised if we picked up a dusting to half an inch of snow on average. Our far northern counties could see snow amounts between half an inch to 1 inch before we start drying out Thursday morning…
Despite this being early to talk about snow chances, this is not looking like a big snowstorm by any means. Any accumulations look more likely on the grassy and elevated surfaces. We’ll continue to keep an eye on this as we go throughout the day tomorrow. After this system exits, we’ll be mostly sunny and cool for Thursday. Once we get past a cold Halloween night for the trick-or-treaters, we’ll see temperatures rebound for the weekend and as we go into next week. Don’t forget about Doug’s long range forecast out through November down below.
Have a good night and a great Wednesday!
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: Slowly warming up at the bigging of the week with our next wave in, well actually two the second half of the week. However, we are about to go through a 2-2.5 week period that isn’t near as active. Mild through Friday with scattered showers, late Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Turning colder for the weekend with rain chances sticking around.
November 10th-16th: A mild start to the week with our next system in on Tuesday with rain chances. A little cooler for Wednesday, but back to mild on Thursday and Friday. Also rain chances with the next wave on Thursday and Friday. Then cooling back down for the weekend.
November 17th-23rd: Cool to cold the first half of the week. Rain and snow chances on Sunday and Monday. Mild temperatures return for the rest of the week with rain chances on Thursday and Friday.
November 24th-30th: A mild first half of the week. However, turning colder for Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend. Rain chances on Tuesday. Rain and snow chances on Wednesday. Rain chances right back in for Friday and Saturday.
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