JOPLIN, Mo. - Good Monday evening, everyone. Sure enough, we had another warm & humid day with random pop-up t-storms during the afternoon. They're trying to hold on this evening, but they're on the weakening trend once again as we continue to work past sunset. While we'll keep the radar below mostly quiet to begin the late night, we are keeping an eye on t-storms off to our northwest...
Even though the t-storms across parts of southern Nebraska and northern Kansas won't be quite as strong by Tuesday morning, they could clip parts of our area before the morning drive gets underway. Here's what the radar could look like by 6 AM on your Tuesday...
If you don't see any of the random t-storms to start your Tuesday out, we'll be partly cloudy with lows dropping back into the lower 70s...
As we stay partly sunny through the rest of the morning and into the afternoon, that will allow us to turn hot & humid throughout the day. Temperatures will be back into the lower 90s for afternoon highs and the humidity will make it feel like we'll be close to 100° at peak heating...
As we get the heat and humidity back into gear, we could see another round of random isolated t-storms in the afternoon. They shouldn't be severe, but the ones that fire up could put down quite a bit of heavy rain...
We'll have a cold front push through the area on Wednesday. That will serve as another chance for some random pop-up t-storms during the afternoon with highs back into lower to middle 90s. Behind the front, we'll turn a bit cooler for Thursday and begin a 3-day stretch of quieter skies with no rain chances to contend with. In the upper levels, though, our ridge won't be going very far...
Even though the core of the ridge will set itself up in the Rocky Mountains, we'll still be under its influence. That means highs will climb back near 90° for the coming weekend and into early next week. We'll have lower humidity from Thursday and into the coming weekend. However, increasing humidity by early next week will allow the random t-storm chances to return.
Don't forget that Doug has your long range forecast out through the middle of August down below.
Have a good night and a great Tuesday!
Long range forecast through Middle August:
LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.
Next Week: Staying hot for the entire week. Slight t-storm chances Sunday through Thursday. After a little break on Friday, slight t-storm chances return on Saturday.
July 21st-27th: Staying hot for the week. Slight t-storm chances on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
July 28th-August 3rd: We're looking at mainly a warm week. Any hot days look to set up for Sunday & Thursday. Slight t-storm chances are possible on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday.
August 4th-10th: Warm first half of the week with a hot second half. Slight t-storm chances on Wednesday & returning by Saturday.
August 11th-17th: Mainly a hot week with pop-up storms each and every day. Warm temperatures look to return for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
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