Good early Friday morning, everyone! Hopefully, everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and got to spend some good time with friends, family, co-workers if you had to work and dig in on some grub. Needless to say we have seen plenty of rain work in since the start of Thursday and we’re not done yet. Central & western Kansas has to deal with quite a winter storm with snow, freezing and rain and sleet. For most of us, it’s rain on the radar below…
For most of the area, we plan on staying mainly on the liquid side. We can thank the upper level low out west for that. It’s not going anywhere until early next week. If we had this kicking out and heading our way sooner, then we would have a mess on our hands…
With that said, though, we still have the cold front itself pushing through the area. It’ll be off to our southeast by sunrise, but we’re already seeing the colder air working in…
Our warmest part of today was already at the stroke of midnight. From here on out, we’ll be dropping into the 30s by morning and that’s where we’ll stay through Friday afternoon…
The farther west you go (near Yates Center, Neodesha, Sedan, Independence, Chanute and Iola), you’ll be closer to 32° during the day. Some freezing rain is possible the farther northwest you go, so we’ll need to watch for possible slick spots on the roads. We also plan on keeping rain chances around (some possible freezing rain for some out west) as we hold in the 30s from Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, we should be in the middle to upper 30s for highs…
At this point, any possibility of freezing rain ends after Sunday morning. The major ice accumulations stay northwest of the area, but I can’t rule out some minor accumulations in our northwestern counties…
Rain chances drop off somewhat on Sunday but we’ll continue with the rain chances until we clear out late in the day on Monday. By then, we could have an additional 2 to 4″ of rain before we dry out…
After we get past the last of the rain chances on Monday, we’ll be cool but dry from Tuesday through Thursday. For the latest on the long range forecast and the pattern, Doug has you covered on headypattern.com
Have a great Friday, everyone.
LONG RANGE FORECAST IS BELOW BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN:
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LONG RANGE FORECAST: Based off of the HP(Heady Pattern)
SLIGHT CHANCES: MEAN IT IS A WEAKER SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US SCATTERED SHOWERS OR SNOW SHOWERS.
IF I DON’T SAY SLIGHT: THAT MEANS THIS IS A STRONGER SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US MUCH BETTER PRECIPITATION CHANCES
Next Friday: Cool and partly sunny.
Next Saturday: Mild with slight chances for rain.
A chilly start to the week with rain and snow chances to start the week. Mild temperatures will return for the second half of the week with rain chances returning for the weekend.
Mild with rain chances to start the week. As colder air works in we could see rain or snow by the middle of the week. Cool temperatures for the second half of the week with a second system and rain or snow chances by the weekend.
Most of the week will be on the cold side with slight chances for snow on Sunday. Better chances for snow will work in with a storm system on Tuesday and Wednesday. Staying cool but dry for the holiday.
When I say hot: 90+
When I say warm: 75-89
When I say mild: 60-74
Cold: 40 and below