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Thursday night blog: More rain, cooler temperatures and changes down the road

More rain, cooler temperatures

Good Thursday evening!  I hope the week is going well.  Mine has been great and a lot to watch with all of the rain over the past couple of days.  I know we don't need the rain, but that trend will continue over the next few days.  

Take a look at the radar below.

Showers and thunderstorms will increase late evening and into the overnight hours for us tonight.  The heaviest rains will actually be in our southern counties with upwards of an inch of rain.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will start to work out of the area during the morning hours.  Mostly cloudy once again for us Friday with a few afternoon pop-up storms once again.

As our front sticks near the area over the weekend, rain chances again for Saturday.

Here is the good news.  We will sit in the 80s over the next several days.  So we don't have to worry about the extreme heat.  Temperatures will warm back up on Monday with another wave working in.  So, additional thunderstorms but cooling back down on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Warming back up on Thursday and Friday with yet another wave.  More showers and thunderstorms and significantly cooler for the holiday weekend.  Take a look at projected highs next Saturday.

We are still in the 2018-2019 Heady Pattern.  However, we are also about 40% into the new 2019-2020 pattern which will be fully set in just one month.  This is a nice big change from what we have had all summer.  This is still part of the old pattern but highly influenced by the new pattern.  If that makes any since.  It is a good change and shows how the old pattern is morphing out very quickly.

#headypattern

-Doug

Long range forecast through late September:

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

Next Week:  Heating back up Monday with showers and thunderstorms.  Behind this system cooling back into the 80s for Tuesday and Wednesday.  Back into the 90s late week with another system.  Then back down for the holiday weekend.  Actually lows well into the 50s which will be nice.

September 1st-7th:  A warm or almost mild start to the week.  Mild/Warm the first half of the week with warm temperatures the second half of the week.  Thunderstorms chances Monday through Wednesday, then Friday and Saturday.

September 8th-14th:  Mainly a warm week with thunderstorm chances on Sunday and Monday.  Chances return on Friday and Saturday.

September 15th-21st:  Thunderstorms chances on Sunday and Monday, then turning cooler.  Mild temperatures for Monday and Tuesday.  Warming up a bit on Wednesday and Thursday with thunderstorms back in on Thursday and Friday.  Mild temperatures for the weekend.

September 22nd-28th:  Mainly a mild week.  A little warmer for the middle of the week.  Thunderstorms chances with a cold front on Wednesday and Thursday.

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dheady@koamtv.com

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