Thursday July 7th – Morning

Good Thursday morning.  Well I guess I can say very early morning.  But I wanted to update you on thunderstorms that are racing across the state of KS.  Check out the radar below.

 Any Watches and Warnings will be displayed here:

Here is the current regional radar in motion:

We  have the scattered showers and thunderstorms that are rolling off to the east.  These storms are weakening as they work towards the east.  However, we will see scattered thunderstorms through the day time hours today.  Our front is setting up shop just to the south of us.  So areas north of the front today will see areas in the 80s.  Along and south of the front into the 90s.  So NE OK and NW AR and extreme SW MO will see temps near 90 and a little above.  I do think we could see some afternoon scattered strong storms across the area.  However, I expect our severe threat to stay pretty low.  But this is something I will watch closely through the daytime hours today.  But I think most areas will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. 

We will continue to see slight chances for rain sticking around on Friday as the front starts to work back towards the north.  In fact we probably have chances or at least slight chances into Saturday with the warm front lifting north.  Once we get on the south side of the front, the heat and humidity will kick right back in.  I expect highs to be near 100 degrees again over the weekend.  Here is your 7-day forecast below.

Here is a look at your latest 7-day forecast.

I really don’t see much in the way of rain chances after the weekend until about the middle of next week.  We will have slight chances for showers and thunderstorms by the middle of next week as an upper level wave rotates through.  Remember this is all based on my theories on a year long pattern that exists.  This pattern has a recurring cycle with in the pattern.  Each year is a unique pattern and cycle.  This past years cycle has been right about 50 days.  We will continue in this cycle for the next few months.  However, we are going to start the transition into the new cycle here shortly.  Also the new pattern will begin here in just a couple of months.  This is something that just doesn’t happen overnight, it is a slow process that takes a couple of months.  However, my theories are that the cycle will begin here shortly and the new pattern will start the morphing stage from old to new.  It will be interesting to see what type of pattern we end up in for the next year.  But I can tell you for the next couple of months, expect the same old same old.  The heat will stick around.  The rain won’t come in chunks.  We are going to see a fairly dry and hot summer.  This isn’t good for the electric bills.  We will be talking about this a lot over the next couple of months.  Here is your updated long range forecast below.


 July (10th-16th):

Temperatures look to stay pretty hot through the week.  In fact I expect most of the week to be at least into the 90s for highs.  We will see chances for showers and thunderstorms with an upper level wave rolling through on Wednesday and Thursday.  Besides that, not to much action this week. 

 Severe threat:  Low(Wednesday, Thursday) 

July (17th-23rd):

Hot temperatures again for the entire week.  Also it will be mainly dry.  We just have slight chances for a few pop up storms on Wednesday and Thursday.

Severe threat:  Low(Wednesday-Thursday)

July (24th-30th):

Another hot week and mainly dry.   Slight chances for thunderstorms by Friday and Saturday.

Severe threat:  Low(Friday, Saturday) 

 July 31st-August 6th: 

 Temperatures will start a hair cooler at the beginning of the week.  Temps will heat up with slight chances for storms on Sunday, then again Tuesday through Thursday.  However, these will be slight chances with the afternoon heating of the day and a few pop up storms.

 Severe threat:  Low(Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday)

A fairly hot week with thunderstorm chances during the second half of the week.  I think the best chances are from Tuesday through Friday.

Severe threat:  Low(Tuesday-Friday) 

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