JOPLIN, Mo. - Good late Monday evening, everyone. Today was just a cruel reminder of how unfair Mother Nature can be in the fall. We enjoyed a nice and mild Sunday to wrap up the weekend. Today, the script got completely flipped. We had temperatures in the 20s during the afternoon that turned our AM rain chances into a wintry mix to carry us through the day. Fortunately, we're done with the wintry precipitation as the radar below is dry across the area...
The bad news is that as the skies have turned mostly clear and the breeze continues out of the north, we'll be flirting with record cold temperatures tonight. Once we get past sunrise, we'll stay cold for your Tuesday. We will see temperatures rebound through the week as we eventually watch our next storm system later on. Your latest look at the forecast is right below...
Don't forget that the long range forecast is down below. Not only does it take us through the rest of month, it covers the early part of next January.
Have a good night and 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: Multiple waves this week as we enter a two-week stretch of a lot of weather. Storm system works in with rain chances on Sunday and Monday. Turning colder with rain and snow chances with the next wave on Tuesday and Wednesday. Staying cool, with rain chances by 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.
December 29th - January4th: A mild start with rain chances on Monday. Dropping temperatures with a cold front and at least slight chances for snow on Wednesday and Thursday. Warming up a big into the weekend.
January 5th - 11th: A mild start to the week with rain chances on Monday and snow chances Tuesday with much colder temperatures. Staying cold the rest of the week.
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