Good Saturday evening, everyone. Today was still a bit on the hot side, but that front yesterday did make quite a difference. The cold front that slid through yesterday tried its best to get scattered t-storms going, but what it did really well was temporarily scrub out some of the humidity. We may have topped out around 90° this afternoon, but the day felt good to be outside thanks to dew points in the 50s and lower 60s. With that dry air still in place, it will really allow us to drop into the 60s tonight and give the A/C a bit of a break. Not to mention, we’ll keep the radar below on the quiet side for the rest of the night…
We’ll keep the drier air in place for one more day. Once we get into next week, we’ll definitely notice the classic summer heat & humidity return to the area. I have your latest forecast, including Sunday and when the humidity will start pumping back in, right below.
Don’t forget that Doug has your long-range forecast and his latest thoughts on the pattern right below.
Have a good night and a great Sunday!
Here is your 7-day forecast:
Let’s check out the Heady Pattern and your long range forecast.
The pattern sets up each and every year from September 20th until October 10th. The pattern is how storm systems will react. In the pattern, there is a recurring cycle that takes place. The cycle length can be from 40 up to 65 days long. If we look at this years cycle, it is about 48 days long. That means todays weather is similar to 48 days ago and 48 days from now. I have been working on this pattern since 1999 in college when I noticed a snowstorm in Lawrence, KS had an odd look to it. We had another snowstorm about two months later that had that same odd look to it. A couple months later we had a severe weather outbreak that again had that same odd look. It was the pattern that gave it that odd look, but the cycle that spread these storms out equally. Since that point in time, I have been working on this pattern and find something new each and every year.
Long range forecast through July
LONG RANGE FORECAST BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN. THIS COVERS NEBRASKA, IOWA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS.
Next Week: Heat and the humidity sneak back in through the week. We will have a few isolated thunderstorms Sunday through Tuesday. This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale. 1’s on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
July 15th-21st: Cooler temperatures working in, well lets call it warm and not the extreme heat with a storm system on Sunday and Monday with showers and thunderstorms. The heat will return for the weekend with thunderstorm chances on Friday and Saturday. This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale. 2’s on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday.
July 22nd-28th: Mainly a hot week with highs well into the 90s if not triple digits. Pop-up isolated storms Monday through Wednesday. This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale. 1’s thunderstorm days.
July 29th-August 5th: Mainly a hot week with highs in the 90s or 100s. Slight chances for thunderstorms on Saturday the 5th. This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale. 1 on Saturday.
Facebook: Meteorologist Doug Heady
Remember that you can sign up for WeatherCall by clicking the WeatherCall link at the top of the page. WeatherCall, in our opinion, is the best tool on the market to keep you safe during severe weather.
Also, we have our free WEATHER APP that lets you access our forecast, blog, radar and weather alerts. We think it’s a must if you own an Apple or Android phone.