Sunday January 3rd Update – Quiet start to the week…

Good Sunday evening, everyone! Hopefully you all had a great weekend. I enjoyed spending New Year’s Day and Saturday at home catching up with friends and family. At least the roads up there were OK as I drove back to the St. Louis area. I am still amazed at what our system last week did. Not only for our area, but also back home for me. When the stories out of St. Louis showed up on the air and online, I was amazed that the Meramec River flooded BOTH Missouri Highway 141 and I-44. I’ve seen the Meramec flood before, putting the soccer field in Valley Park/Fenton, the vacant lot where the old Chrysler plant used to be and 141 underwater. However, that’s the first time I can recall both 141 and I-44 underwater. At least we continue to stay dry down here and on the radar below going into tonight…

As long as we keep high pressure in control of our skies, we keep the northeast breeze in place to give us a cold start Monday morning. The northeast breeze may also start bringing in some cloud cover for Monday, but we keep things dry…

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After we start in the lower to middle 20s Monday morning, we’ll only go into the middle to upper 30s for Monday afternoon. If we keep skies partly sunny with the light northeast breeze, we should be in the 30s. If there’s more sun for you Monday, you may have a shot of getting close to 40°…

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We keep things quiet on Tuesday, but we turn to the west where I’m watching two storm systems out in the Pacific…

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The upper low south of Alaska will be the system that will keep rain chances in the forecast for the upcoming weekend. We’ll first deal with the upper level low that’s working into southern California. It leaves us alone Monday and Tuesday, but it’ll work in here Wednesday. Have a look at the Future Track below…

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As that system works in, we’ll be mostly cloudy to start Wednesday morning with precip chances starting as a rain/snow mix. As of this post, our only opportunity to see any snow or a rain/snow mix will be mainly Wednesday morning until 10 or 11 AM. Once we head into Wednesday afternoon, it’ll be warm enough for rain. We’ll continue with rain chances through the weekend until Saturday afternoon. As we dry out for most of Saturday and Sunday, we will be back in cold territory behind these systems.

Have a good night and a great Monday!

Nick

For all of my long range forecasts and details on what is to come down the road go to headypattern.com

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

Jan 3rd-9th:

Chilly but dry through the beginning of the week.  Rain chances increase by the middle of the week.  Rain and snow chances for the weekend.

Jan 10th-16th:

Cool with rain and snow chances to start the week.  Our next system moves in on Wednesday with rain and snow chances on Wednesday and Thursday.  A second system works in for the weekend.

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