Early Sunday AM December 6th Update

Good early Sunday morning, everyone. This weekend has been pretty good to us so far. In fact, Friday and Saturday have been fairly similar. Both those days had quiet skies, chilly starts in the morning with lows around 30° and afternoon highs topping out in the upper 50s. We’ll be a little cooler today, but we should keep things mostly dry. I say mostly dry because there is both an upper level wave and a cold front pushing through this morning. It’ll mainly keep us mostly cloudy this morning with lows starting in the upper 30s to near 40°, but these two systems could squeeze a few pockets of light drizzle or a few showers on the radar below to start the day…

Have a look at the surface map below from early this morning. On the back side of the cold front, you can see how winds are from the northwest. As the front sweeps through, we’ll get in on those northwesterly winds later today…

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With that northwest wind at 5-10 mph later this afternoon under partly to mostly sunny skies, highs will top out mainly in the middle 50s. Joplin should be topping out around 53° today…

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It’ll be a quick cool down for today, because we’ll go back into the middle 50s on Monday with quiet skies. Tuesday will start pushing back into mild territory with highs going into the upper 50s to near 60°…

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By Thursday and the start of next weekend, we could actually see highs go back into the middle 60s. If that holds up, those highs would be 10° to 15° warmer than normal for us…

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For the work/school week, I don’t see any big systems working in. So, that will keep us quiet from this afternoon through Thursday. On Friday, sticking with Doug’s pattern, that’s when we start to get back into the active stretch. For late Friday and Saturday, we’ll watch a bigger storm system work in and give us rain/t-storm chances for both those days…

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Looking beyond next weekend, we’ll watch another system that could bring rain or snow chances for Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th. If you’re curious about Doug’s latest thoughts on the pattern, he has you covered on headypattern.com

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Nick

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

December 13th-19th:

A cold start to the week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Staying cool through the week with another system on Friday and Saturday with addition rain and snow chances.

December 20th-26th:

We start the week with cool temperatures and slight chances for rain and snow.  Temperatures will warm up a bit for Christmas Eve with rain chances.  We should cool down for Christmas with slight chances for rain and snow.  We will stay cool the rest of the week.

December 27th-January 2nd:

Rain and snow chances return on Sunday and Monday with our next storm system working in.  We will have a brief break before the next system works in with rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.  Then cool and dry the rest of the week.

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