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Late Wednesday August 7th - T-storm chances keep lining up

Heavy rain potential keeping us warm

JOPLIN, Mo. - Good late Wednesday evening, everyone. Wednesday turned out to be a bit of a busy day in the weather department. Not only did we have to contend with a strong batch of t-storms this morning and early afternoon, we had quite a few rounds of t-storms this evening and to start the late night out. If you want a silver lining to the rain today, that kept highs in the lower 80s instead of close to our normal high of 92. As for rain chances, we're not done just yet. Rain and t-storms will continue to develop and work in on the radar below as we head into Thursday morning...

With a stationary front right on top of the area and a few upper waves riding along the jet stream, this will keep rain chances in the forecast for Thursday and as we begin the weekend on Friday. Fortunately, the weekend isn't looking like a complete washout. As we trend drier through the weekend and into next week, though, that's when we'll turn hot and humid once again. Your latest look at the next several days is right below...

Don't forget about Doug's long range forecast through the middle of September right below.

Have a good night and a great Thursday!

Nick

Long range forecast through Middle September:

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

Next Week:  A hot start to the week with lower 90s and pop up storms each day.  Cooling a hair back into the 80s for mid week, then back into the 90s the rest of the week.  Chances for pop-up storms each day.

August 18th-24th:  Mainly a warm week with mid to upper 80s.  Chances for thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday, then again on Wednesday and Thursday.

August 25th-31st:  Mainly a hot week leading into Labor Day weekend.  Thunderstorm chances on Wednesday and Thursday, then again for the weekend.

September 1st-7th:  Another hot week with scattered storms on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

September 8th-14th:  Mainly a warm week with scattered storms on Sunday and Monday.

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