Sunday Evening June 17th – A Break from the Heat Still In Sight

Good Sunday evening, everyone. Our final weekend of the spring season has pretty much come to an end and (surprise) it felt like summer once again. It was hot & humid today with lows starting in the middle 70s and highs back in the lower to middle 90s. With the dew points back into the lower 70s, it felt like triple-digit heat once again this afternoon. We’ll eventually cool off a bit going into Monday morning with no rain or t-storms to worry about on the radar below…

We’ll have to put up with heat advisories that’ll continue into Monday evening. That means we’ll be hot & humid once again as we start the new work week. Starting Tuesday and going into the middle of the week, we’ll welcome our next system with open arms. I say that because that will bring some needed rain chances and a break in the heat our way. The forecast for the week ahead is all spelled out for you below…

Don’t forget that Doug also has you covered with his long-range forecast right below.

Have a good night and a great Monday!


Here is your 7-day forecast:

Lets check out the Heady Pattern and your long range forecast.

Pattern Background:

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


Next Week:  A few scattered thunderstorms on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  The rest of the week should be dry.  A warm start to the week with hot temperatures returning the second half of the week.  Severe weather index:  1’s on Sunday and Tuesday, a 2 on Monday

July 1st-7th:  Hot all week with pop-up storms each day.  Severe weather index:  This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale.  1’s through the period.

July 8th-14th:  Hot through Wednesday, but warm temperatures return for Thursday through Saturday.  A few thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday.  This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale.  1’s on Wednesday and Thursday.

July 15th-21st:  Hot most of the week with thunderstorms chances on Monday and Tuesday, then Friday and Saturday.  This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale.  2’s the days with thunderstorms.

July 22nd-28th:  Another hot week with pop-up storms on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  This is the chances for severe weather on a 1-10 scale.  1’s thunderstorm days.




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