A Dry Week Ahead
Monday, November 24th 2014, 3:36 AM CST
Good morning. Strong gusty northwest winds will remain for the next few hours as a upper level trough exits the region. We've been tracking some light precip across far NE OK and SE Kansas late last night, these light showers are gone. It appears we're in store for dry conditions for the next several days.
A stout cold front rolled across the state yesterday afternoon and evening bringing a cooler and drier air mass to the region. This means our daytime highs today will move into the mid-50s to upper 50s along with sunshine and strong northwest winds. A series of weak frontal passages will occur over the next few days as the upper air flow from the northwest will bring a few disturbances into the region. But the overall impact on our sensible weather will be remarkably benign. Tuesday will be the coldest day for the next few days with temps in the mid to upper 20s for the morning followed by highs around 50. A compact upper level system will dive down the northwest flow into the mid-Missouri Valley Wednesday but will have little impact on our weather. Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day should feature morning lows in the mid-30s and highs in the mid to upper 50s with sunshine. This will not be the case along the east coast. If you have air travel planned Wednesday or Thursday along the Mid-Atlantic, be prepared for possible delays. A strong system will move up the east coast with rain and snow along some of the mega-metropolis areas of the nation Wednesday and also early Thanksgiving Day. This system could also cause delays elsewhere in the air traffic system.
The end of the week into the weekend has been extremely poor in the model data for the past week or so but seems to have settled into a mild weather solution for much of the southern plains. Gusty south winds Friday will help to warm up the area with highs in the 60s into the upper 60s Saturday before a cold front moves into the state late Saturday or Sunday before a strong looking storm system will approach the area early next week. Red Letter GFS would support a very strong system around Wednesday of next week with heavy rainfall and thunderstorm potential.
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