Saturday Evening February 20th Update – Some Rain Chances Overnight

Good Saturday evening, everyone! Holy cow, it was warm today! Normally for middle to late February, we should have highs topping out in the lower 50s. With today’s high of 78° at Joplin Regional Airport, we tied the record high set back in 1981. With numbers like that, it felt like late May instead of late February all across the area! Hopefully, you had a chance to enjoy it because we’re going back into the winter chill for much of the week ahead. Some rain is trying to pop up on the radar below…

The rain chances (even a few t-storms) will continue through the overnight thanks to our front that’s passing through…

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The rain chances with the front will be scattered, so some of you will see the rain while others won’t. Don’t be surprised if you here a few rumbles of thunder also, but we’re not expecting things to get too crazy around here. We’ll continue to see these chances stick around into early tomorrow morning…

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The rain chances will be out of here by 6 or 7 AM as we get into Sunday morning. After that, we’ll see skies go from partly to mostly sunny during the day…

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Even with mostly sunny skies expected by Sunday afternoon, the northerly wind behind the front will mean a cooler day for us. It’ll still be mild as I expect highs to top out near 61° before the sun sets on Sunday. We go back into the 50s with partly sunny skies as a new work/school week gets underway. Our next system we’re watching is set to work in on Tuesday. We should be mostly cloudy and chilly Tuesday with rain chances picking up as we go into Tuesday afternoon…

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Now, we’ll have to deal with the backside of this system as we go into Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Depending on how the backside develops, there’s a chance we could see some snow going into Wednesday morning. We’ll continue to keep an eye on this over the next few days. We stay cool for the middle of the week before we try to warm back on Saturday. If we stick with Doug’s pattern, we’ll have another system we’ll watch as we go into next weekend.

Remember, for Doug’s long range forecast and the latest on the Heady Pattern, just head over to headypattern.com.

Have a good night and a great Sunday!

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

Feb 28th-March 5th:  Rain or snow chances to start the week.  Stay cool to cold the rest of the week and mainly dry.  Temperatures will moderate over the weekend with rain chances returning.

March 6th-12th:  Rain and snow chances the first half of the week with two systems working through.  Cooler the second half of the week with additional rain and snow chances on Friday and Saturday.

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